Global Justice, Global Democracy


305 pages
ISBN 1-895686-82-2
DDC 321.8




Reviewed by Agar Adamson

Agar Adamson is the author of Letters of Agar Adamson, 1914–19 and former chair of the Department of Political Science at Acadia University in Nova Scotia.


Global Justice, Global Democracy is a compilation of papers that were
presented at the 1996 meeting of the Society for Socialist Studies. The
book, which is divided into two parts (Reconceiving Justice and
Democracy; and World Institutions, States, and Movements), provides an
alternative to the views presented by government and business leaders on
the subject of globalization. The 11 papers are informative as well as
scholarly. Particularly effective is “Bio/cultural Diversity and
Equity in post–NAFTA Mexico (or Tomasita Comes North While Big Mac
Goes South).” This essay by Deborah Brandt presents a sound analysis
of certain aspects of NAFTA and its impact on Mexican women. The fact
that this and other papers in the collection are polemical is a
strength: it is only by examining both sides of an issue that one can be
truly informed.


Drydyk, Jay, and Peter Penz., “Global Justice, Global Democracy,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed December 2, 2023,