Social Justice

Quarterly journal provides articles on international dimensions of power, inequality and injustice through focusing on globalization, human and civil rights, immigration issues, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic and gender relations and environmental victims.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall

Affirmative Action and the Persistence of Racism
The attack on affirmative action is only the latest in a series of efforts to roll back the rights of people of color, as seen in the passage of Proposition 187 -- California's anti-immigrant initiative -- in the various three-strikes measures approved...
Affirming Women's Rights
Affirmative action is the latest front in today's right-wing assault on people of color and women in the U.S. As the battle heats up, it becomes clear that women of color can play a decisive role in defending this hard-on gain of the 1960s movements....
Between Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia: The Abacha Coup, the National Conference, and Prospects for Peace and Democracy in Nigeria
I. Introduction Nigeria in 1993 was the archetype of acute political instability and the attendant economic breakdown that have come to characterize the African continent most pointedly since the early 1980s. At the close of the year, the country...
California at a Crossroads: Social Strife or Social Unity?
California at a Crossroads In these economic hard times, California voters must either choose opportunities for all -- and social peace -- or deepening struggle between competing groups and continued, growing violence. Public policy and recent...
From Nuremberg to Bosnia and Beyond: War Crimes Trials in the Modern Era
A diversity of opinion is now apparent over the proposed trials of alleged war criminals arising out of the events in the former Yugoslavia. The Hague International Tribunal was established under United Nations Security Council Resolution 827 of May...
Globalization and the Casual Labor Problem: History and Prospects
The automation and global restructuring of manufacturing is hollowing out employment overall, is relocating labor@intensive mass production to the Third World and, in North America, is creating a new manufacturing model characterized by flexible manufacturing...
No Easy Road to Freedom: Remapping the Struggle for Racial Equality
On January 20, 1993, at Clinton's inauguration, Maya Angelou (1993) gave this message of courage and hope to the nation: Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need For this bright morning dawning for you. History, despite its wrenching...
Questions and Answers about Affirmative Action
Many of the gains won by the civil rights movements of the 1960s are now in danger of being overturned and affirmative action is rapidly becoming the most prominent target. In California, an initiative to eliminate state-sponsored affirmative action...
Refugees, Expelled Communities, and the Edge of War: A Chiapas Journal
Much of the information the reader is about to see is little known inside Mexico due to Chiapas' relative inaccessibility and to the government-controlled television system. The Mexican people know only that which the government is prepared to tell...
The Emergence of Oromo Nationalism and Ethiopian Reaction
The Oromo national movement has evolved from scattered, localized, and cultural resistances of Oromos to Ethiopian colonial domination and its supporters.(1) The emergence of a few nationalist and revolutionary Oromo intellectual and professional...
The Socialist Transition in Cuba: Continuity and Change in the 1990s
Introduction The crisis faced by European socialism in the 1990s represented the end of a model of a transitional society and abruptly altered the international arena that housed the peripheral socialist societies of the postwar era. Yet this...
Who's the Killer? Popular Justice and Human Rights in a South African Squatter Camp
Writing Violence As a critical medical anthropologist, my terrain if the "body," which, like the vexed designation "coloured,"(1) requires a standing set of quotation marks to indicate the body's contested status as both bio-existentially "given"...