Book Chapter

Experiments in globalizing justice: Emergent lessons and future trajectories

K Macdonald, S Marshall

Fair Trade, Corporate Accountability and Beyond: Experiments in Globalizing Justice | Ashgate Publishing, Limited | Published : 2010

Abstract

Civic, corporate and state-based governance initiatives that seek to promote norms of social or global ‘justice’ are achieving steadily rising levels of reach and influence in the global economy. More seem to be emerging every day, and their legitimacy as mechanisms of local, national and transnational regulation is achieving increasing acceptance in many quarters. They perform a range of functions – from delivering social services and facilitating economic redistribution and poverty reduction, to establishing, monitoring and enforcing social and labour standards within global production systems across large parts of the industrialized and developing worlds. Although the patterns of their di..

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