Economic Justice for Most
Mandle, Jay R., Commonweal
Seeking Social Justice through Globalization Escaping a Nationalist Perspective Gavin Kitching
Pennsylvania State University Press, $45, 339 pp.
In this book, Gavin Kitching, a British citizen who teaches in Australia, has taken on the responsibility of addressing and attempting to reverse the humanitarian left's opposition to globalization. Kitching's thesis turns on its head the conventional wisdom that prevails among many liberals and activists. Rather than being a process that should be approached with caution and constrained if possible, Kitching believes that "globalization can be of enormous benefit to the poorest and most oppressed people of the world, but only if the process is carried much further than it has been to date." If, as I suspect, many readers of this magazine are in fact globalization skeptics, then the Commonweal readership represents a segment of his intended audience.
What drives Kitching's analysis is the …
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Publication information: Article title: Economic Justice for Most. Contributors: Mandle, Jay R. - Author. Magazine title: Commonweal. Volume: 129. Issue: 13 Publication date: July 12, 2002. Page number: 27. © 1999 Commonweal Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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