Justice and the World Economy

African States, Aggressive Multilateralism And The WTO Dispute Settlement System | 08/02/05 Uché U. Ewelukwa What accounts for the underutilization of the WTO dispute settlement process by states in Africa? What structural factors currently inhibit the ability of states in Africa to use the DSM to their advantage? What can African states learn from the experience of the developing countries that have used the system?

The Role of Reparations in Transition to Democracy | 07/06/04 Pablo de Greiff Much attention is paid to prosecutions implemented by countries transitioning to democracy--but little to their efforts toward reparations. Yet from the standpoint of the victims, reparations programs are the most visible efforts of a state to remedy the harms they have suffered.

Politics and Humanitarianism | 04/12/04 Rony Brauman, Christian Barry Brauman insists that the goals of peace processes should not be mingled with the goals of humanitarian aid.

Responsibility and Global Labor Justice | 03/23/04 Iris Marion Young Who should take responsibility for the global labor injustices that are manifested in the existence of sweatshops in the apparel industry? And, what is the best means for determining the nature and scope of such responsibility?

The First Millennium Development Goal | 12/03/03 Thomas Pogge The first MDG and its public celebration among the affluent hides the largest (though not the gravest) crime against humanity ever committed, argues Thomas Pogge in this paper presented at the Carnegie Council in November 2003.

Sovereign Debt Restructuring Proposals: A Comparative Look [Full Text] | 09/15/03 Thomas I. Palley Regarding the problem of sovereign borrower insolvency, two factors must be considered in this discussion: The impact on economic efficiency, in particular the price of credit for developing countries, and a regard for considerations of justice and procedural fairness.

Resolving International Debt Crises Fairly [Full Text] | 09/15/03 Ann Pettifor If global economic justice is to be achieved, debt crises must be assessed within the broader context of the international financial system. But this system has fostered instability and recurrent financial crises that have severely harmed poor countries and their people.

Reviving Troubled Economies [Full Text] | 09/15/03 Jack Boorman The collapse in Argentina and the enormous cost paid by so many people in that country—as well as by the creditors of Argentina—from the massive financial and economic dislocation and disruption was not inevitable.

The Constructive Role of Private Creditors [Full Text] | 09/15/03 Arturo C. Porzecanski Policy-makers in Washington and other capitals of G-7 countries have been flogging the idea that the functioning of the world’s financial markets must be improved by making it easier for insolvent governments to obtain debt relief.

Privatization and GATS: A Threat to Development? | 09/09/03 Christian Barry Over a billion people currently lack access to safe water and other basic services. Should these services be privatized? Will the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) affect the ability of governments to pursue social and developmental objectives.

Feasible Additional Sources of Finance for Development | 05/29/03 The conference considers possibilities of additional sources of finance either for disposition through multilateral agencies or bilateral aid for global priorities, or as additional own resources for developing countries.

Drilling to Democracy--or Despotism? Conversation with Carnegie Council Fellow Keith Slack | 04/28/03 Keith Slack Carnegie Fellow Keith Slack discusses Iraq using its oil wealth to sustain prosperity and democracy.  But there are reasons to proceed with caution: Does cultivation of natural resources create wealth for the many or for the few? If for the few, how does this affect a nation’s prospects for political stability?

Beyond Reports and Promises: Enforcing Universally Accepted Human Rights Standards in the Global Economy | 02/06/03 Terry Collingsworth Collingsworth describes the problems of human rights enforcement with respect to corporations conducting business abroad through a detailed description of the operations of the Unocal oil company. (Report on a February 2003 Global Social Justice Seminar)

Access to Basic Social Services: Human Rights that Make Excellent Economic Sense | 12/09/02 Jan Vandemoortele Paper presented at the workshop on Social Policy Principles and The Social Development Agenda, Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, December 3-5, 1999

Monitoring Global Poverty: Better Options for the Future | 11/18/02 Sanjay G. Reddy How many poor people are there in the world? Are their numbers increasing or decreasing?  Professor Sanjay Reddy argues that the answers we give to these apparently simple questions can be of great practical significance. (Report on a December 2002 Global Justice Seminar)

Held to Account: Governance in the World Economy | 10/15/02 Ngaire Woods How can multilateral economic institutions tackle the crisis of effectiveness and the crisis of legitimacy they face today?  (Report on a 2002 Global Social Justice Seminar)

Reconciling Economic Imperatives with Social Priorities: the Global Compact | 02/25/00 Georg Kell, John Ruggie Globalization has increasingly disconnected one single element—networks of production and finance—from an overall system of institutional relations. The resulting disequillibria in the world political economy will persist until the economic sphere rejoins frameworks of shared values and institutionalized practices.

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