Social fundraiser, drinks, dinner & intellectual evening

Starting date of event: 5 April 2002
Date: 2A Kendall Street, Woollahra (off Edgecliff Rd, near Bondi Junction & station)
Time: 6.30 pm
Cost: $50 per head ($25 concession) (tax deductible)
RSVP: Essential as space is limited: Evatt Foundation: 9385 2966 (or 9386 1240, for late responses)

About Gavin's book

As demonstrations at meetings of world economic leaders have dramatically shown, the 'globalisation' of the world economy is now a subject of heated political debate. Generally supported for its positive benefits by neoliberals and attacked for its negative repercussions by the left, it is a multifaceted phenomenon, and even the term is much in dispute as both academic experts and political activists tend to define it in ways that best support their own biases.

In his new book, Gavin Kitching is not interested so much in providing new information about globalisation as an economic and social process as he is in clarifying how globalisation is to be understood and evaluated as a 'good' or 'bad' thing. Central to his argument is that a proper evaluation requires historical self-awareness, both of the historical background of globalisation itself and of the historical origins of the very norms by which such evaluations are made.

Unusual for a book written from a leftist perspective, Seeking Justice in a Globalising World argues that those who care for social justice should seek more globalisation, not try to prevent its development or roll it back. In his "modified Ricardian" analysis, Kitching warns especially about the constraints that the inherited discourse of economic and cultural nationalism places on the full potential of globalisation to improve the welfare of poor people, which is his principal concern.

Come along

Come along to this Evatt Fundraiser. You'll be assured of a great night, great food, great wines and great company.