The Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes international public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), chapters examine topics such as criminal justice, media concerns, environmental problems, economic problems, and issues concerning sexualities and gender. They offer recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems and the pursuit of social justice.
Glenn Muschert is professor of sociology and social justice, and faculty affiliate in comparative media studies at Miami University. His research focuses on media, crime, and social control.
Kristen M. Budd is an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Miami University. Her research focuses on sexually motivated interpersonal violence, including social and legal responses to interpersonal violence.
Michelle Christian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her research focuses on structural racism, global political economy and precarious forms of labour.
Brian Klocke has taught in sociology, gender, and media studies departments. He is also a freelance journalist, photographer, activist, and student affairs professional. Klocke is affiliated with Faculty Against Rape.
Jon Shefner is professor and head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focuses on globalization, political economy, and social justice issues in Latin America and beyond.
Robert Perrucci is professor of sociology emeritus at Purdue University. His 19 books and 90 articles and chapters focus on organizations and structures of inequality.
"In a world marked by systemic inequity, precarity, and deception, Global Agenda for Social Justice reckons with pressing social problems in a clear, concise, and scholarly-informed manner. A must-read for scholars, activists, and policy-makers alike!" Stephen Pfohl, Boston College