The Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes practicable 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 education, violence, discrimination, substance abuse, public health, and environment. The volume provides recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice.
The book will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, journalists, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems, and the pursuit of social justice.
“This book addresses an array of key global social problems the world is facing today, and the necessary recommendations on how to solve them.” Shirley A. Jackson, Portland State University
Glenn Muschert is Professor of Sociology at Khalifa University of Science and Technology Abu Dhabi.
Kristen M. Budd is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Miami University.
Heather Dillaway is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wayne State University.
David C. Lane is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University.
Manjusha Nair is Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Mason University.
Jason A. Smith is Research Affiliate at the Center for Social Science Research at George Mason University.
President’s Welcome - Noreen Sugrue
Editorial Introduction - Glenn Muschert, Kristen M. Budd, Heather Dillaway, David C. Lane, Manjusha Nair, and Jason A. Smith
About the SSSP
Foreword - Margaret Abraham
PART 1: Topical Pieces
1. The Challenge of Global School Segregation - Charity Anderson
2. The Authoritarian Backlash Against Education Justice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth - Madelaine Adelman and Eliza Byard
3. From the Streets to Social Policy: How to End Gender-Based Violence against Women - Özlem Altıok
4. Fatphobia - Laurie Cooper Stoll, Angela Meadows, Stephanie von Liebenstein and Carina Elisabeth Carlsen
5. Opioid Abuse and Evidence-Based Practices for a Global Epidemic - Andrea N. Hunt
6. Water Justice as Social Policy: Tackling the Global Challenges to Water and Sanitation Access - Marie Carmen Shingne and Stephen P. Gasteyer
7. COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity - Seow Ting Lee
8. The Problem of Insecure Community Health Workers in the Global South - Catherine van de Ruit and Amy Zhou
9. Sub-Saharan Africa’s Digital Poverty in Perspective - Ahmed Badawi Mustapha
10. Climate Change, Migration, and Language Endangerment in the Pacific - Jason Brown and John Middleton
11. Reimagining the Climate Crisis as a Social Crisis - Marko Salvaggio
Part 2: Reflection Pieces
12. Invitation to Transnational Sociology - John G. Dale and Ivan Kislenko
13. Global Social Justice Research, Teaching and Activism: A Global Turn in Sociology? - Jerry A. Jacobs and Elinore Avni
14. A Sociology of Hope: Why We Need a Radical Action Agenda for Social Justice - Corey Dolgon
Afterword - Héctor L. Delgado