Gregory Shank (coord.)
This issue demonstrates the interplay between world-systems theory, radical criminology, and human and civil rights struggles. Contributions emphasize theoretical concerns and implications for praxis and policy. Overarching themes concern the need to formulate imaginative global and local alternatives that take into account the shifting sands of historical advances in civil and political rights. Authors warn that a permanent “war” footing in social policy (such as the wars on drugs and crime) can have a destructive effect on democracy and the right to dissent, and that wide-scale criminalization can fracture existing and potential opposition movements.
Purchase articles (click on the author link to read the abstract and buy the pdf):
Gregory Shank, Introduction to ‘Defending Rights and Just Futures’ [Free Download]
Dave Broad, New World Order Versus Just World Order
Ronnie Lippens, Hypermodernity, Nomadic Subjectivities, and Radical Democracy: Roads Through Ambivalent Clews
Julia Rothenberg and Andreas Heinz, Meddling with Monkey Metaphors — Capitalism and the Threat of Impulsive Desires
Joseph Miranda, War or Pseudo-War?
Matthew Knoester, War in Colombia
Michael Huspek, Roberto Martinez, and Leticia Jimenez, Violations of Human and Civil Rights on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1995-1997: A Report
Alberto Arenas, Education and Nationalism in East Timor
Melissa Barlow, Race and the Problem of Crime in Time and Newsweek Cover Stories, 1946 to 1995
Cathleen Burnett, Frivolous Claims by the Attorney General
William Preston, Jr., A New Story of Civil Liberty in the United States