Vol. 20, Nos. 3-4 (1993)
This issue opens with four articles that address different dimensions of crises in the global economy. The first locates the "war on drugs" within unequal relations of power in the hemisphere and discusses how the growth of transnational, illegal drug industries are closely linked to recent crises in the world economy, the expanded globalization of capital, and the rise and acceptance of the informal economy as a means of cushioning the effects of the economic crisis. An analysis of the global city examines processes that are provoking great changes in the world economy, including the economic crisis, the technological revolution, and the simultaneous world market transformations that have incorporated the former socialist countries and formed regional blocks around Germany, Japan, and the United States. At opposite poles in this urban landscape are the corporate advanced post-industrial economy, cosmopolitan and global in reach, and the informal economy, associated with the local mechanisms of the immigrant community. The next section on engaging criminal justice contains a modest study on the effect of sporting events -- football games -- on assaults against women, a discussion of efforts to bring multicultural education to police officers, and prison reform in one facility for women located south of Mexico City. Struggles for justice covered include South Africa, Guatemala, and issues relating to Native American prisoners' rights.