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Beyond debt and equity

Dissecting the red herring and a path forward for normative critiques of finance

Aaron Z. Pitluck

A recurring leitmotif in the social sciences, as well as in diverse theologies and the secular humanities, is a normative discourse that condemns debt and praises equity. For example, predating Judaism, iska contracts were designed to avoid

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Girl Athletes in Ethiopia Finding Voice Empowerment Through Sport

Kathleen Ralls

completed grade 12. One of the goals of the study, to contribute to a greater understanding of the impact sport has on Ethiopian girl athletes, is unique because it combines theories about sport, psychology, and gender equity and it explores school and

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What Conditional Amnesty Is Not

Patrick Lenta

My purpose in this paper is to assess the plausibility of three claims asserted by Wilhelm Verwoerd in his book Equity, Mercy, Forgiveness: Interpreting Amnesty within the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2007) in support of the granting of amnesty by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Amnesty in this context refers to conditional amnesty: immunity from prosecution and punishment, conditional upon the full disclosure by perpetrators of the details of their wrongdoing, extended to individuals who had committed gross human rights violations between 1 May 1960 and 10 May 1994. Verwoerd rehearses several arguments that have previously been advanced in support of conditional amnesty, but his original contribution consists in asserting three claims concerning its moral status. These are that the granting of amnesty: (1) satisfies the demands of equity; (2) constitutes an act of mercy; and (3) amounts to forgiveness of perpetrators. I seek to show that, considered separately, each of these claims is false and that, asserted together, they are inconsistent.

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Equity and social justice for whom and by whom in contemporary Swedish higher and adult education

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Giulia Messina Dahlberg, and Sylvi Vigmo

-off from the intersections of these projects, each of which focuses primarily upon one named group that is generally identified as being ‘peripheral’. In both projects, issues of equity and social justice in contemporary Sweden are centre-stage. Taking as

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Critique, Dialogue, and Action

Museum Representation in Black Panther

Susan Dine

like museums and how those histories often intersect with issues of social and racial inequalities. Various groups such as Decolonize This Place have advocated for more substantial inclusivity, diversity, and equity in the museum realm, citing a

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Using postcolonial scholarship to address equity in transnational higher education

Ravinder Sidhu

This article uses postcolonial scholarship to understand the knowledge and cultural politics that underpin Australian-provided transnational higher education (TNHE) programmes in Singapore and Malaysia. A case is made for TNHE practices to develop an 'engaged pedagogy' and 'ethics of care' as it relates to transnational students in postcolonial spaces. Through this, the article seeks to respond to broader criticisms directed at international education's limited engagement with equity and social justice.

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Remixing and Reimagining the Early Childhood School Experiences of Brilliant Black Boys

Brian L. Wright and Donna Y. Ford

boys. We argue throughout that an equitable referral and identification process is critical to desegregating GATE programs. Finally, we present two approaches (e.g., equity allowance) to adopt to increase the numbers of underrepresented Black students

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‘We are not all equal!’

Raising achievement and aspiration by improving the transition from the BTEC to higher education

Richard Peake

In my role as programme leader of the BA (Hons) Criminal Justice and Criminology, I observed that students who entered with A-levels were more likely to achieve a 2:1 or 1st class degree than students from other routes of entry. Analysis of five cohorts showed that less than half of entrants with Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) qualification achieved a 2:1 classification, compared to over 90 per cent of A-level students. In the interests of equity, this phenomenon deserved further investigation. I set out to identify issues in the transition to higher education that may cause BTEC students to struggle to adapt to academic study and any skills deficits that may ultimately lead to underachievement. As a result of the study, a toolkit was devised to smooth the transition, raise aspiration, enhance self-esteem and improve outcomes.

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The Science-Politics of Climate Change in China: Development, Equity, and Responsibility

Jost Wübbeke

China has argued that developed countries should take the lead in international climate change mitigation, while developing countries should be allowed to realize their economic development and implement voluntary measures. This position may seem purely political. However, this article shows that Chinese science also contributes to constructing the perspectives of development, equity, and responsibility. Chinese climate models, emission graphs, and graphs of future emissions are presented to show that these scientific inscriptions contain and coproduce these values in conjunction with political inscriptions. The findings demonstrate that scientific inscriptions are essential to stabilize the Chinese climate network, and that political practice cannot separate scientific facts from political contestation over climate and development.

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Towards a Fairer Future

An Activist Model of Black Girl Leadership

Courtney Cook

women in positions of power in the nonprofit sector and shows what their professional status reveals about the failure of the nonprofit sector's commitment to equity and diversity in leadership. The shortage of Black women in positions of leadership in