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. 38, No. 4, Winter

Clashes of Emotions: Punk Music, Youth Subculture, and Authority in the GDR (1978-1983)
Introduction ON AUGUST 11, 1983, OFFICIALS FROM THE STASI DEPARTMENT XX, RESPONSIBLE for "combating political ideological diversion and underground political activity," documented a so-called Vorkommnisuberprufung (incident investigation). According...
Editor's Introduction: Juvenile Delinquency, Modernity, and the State
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY REMAINS A CENTRAL TERM FOR ACADEMICS AND PROFESSIONALS in sociology, politics, and law, and for many commentators in the media and popular press. In March 2011, a conference was held in Berlin with a view to exploring some of the...
Involving the Community in Youth Justice: "Naming and Shaming" and the Role of Local Citizen Courts in Britain and in the Former GDR
SINCE 2003, LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND POLICE IN BRITAIN HAVE HAD THE RIGHT TO "name and shame" children and young people as young as 10 years of age who have received an "antisocial behaviour order" (ASBO). (1) In 2005, legal safeguards to protect the...
Medical Science, the State, and the Construction of the Juvenile Drug Addict in Early Soviet Russia
ALTHOUGH JUVENILE DRUG ADDICTION IS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS A GLOBAL contemporary problem, it is often presented in largely simplified form. Insufficient attention has been paid to the historical roots of drug addiction and its various cultural forms...
The Decivilizing Process and Urban Working-Class Youth in Scotland
Introduction ONE EFFECT OF THE HISTORICAL PRECEDENCE OF BRITAIN'S EARLY DEVELOPMENT AS a capitalist state-society is the deep imprint on social relations produced by social class distinctions. In this context, and until relatively recently, the...
Urban Tribes: Subcultures and Political Conflict in West Berlin, 1945-1991
Introduction: Juvenile Delinquency in a New Republics THROUGHOUT THE POSTWAR PERIOD, CONCEPTS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY HAVE influenced how state institutions and established political elites have responded to emerging immigrant and non-immigrant...
Youth Welfare and the Practice of German Reformatories in the Weimar Republic: Between Social Reintegration and Exclusion of the "Behaviorally Maladjusted"
BASED ON A CASE STUDY OF A GERMAN REFORMATORY FOR YOUNG MEN, THIS ARTICLE analyzes the core problems of youth welfare confronted by religious organizations during the Weimar Republic. (1) In particular, it focuses on a critical essay written in 1926...
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