Just like social justice, global social justice seeks to promote the same human rights of fairness and equality on a more global scale; where individuals moral values are protected “irrespective of their national or territorial location, and where environmental rights and freedoms are cultural enabling, clean and safe for all individuals” (Quist-Adade, SOCI 2235: Social Theory and Social Justice, 2013, p. 24). It encourages to provide the bare social minimum to people around the world, and requires each country to be held accountable for all human rights.

Global Sociological Imagination is “a capacity, ability, or a quality of mind that allows an individual to understand and connect their life with the forces and dynamics that impact it” (Quist-Adade, SOCI 2235: Social Theory and Social Justice, 2013, p. 7). It identifies that individuals are interlinked structure of society, co-dependent of each-other; and sociologist must be able to clearly identify the forces of behaviour, in order to identify or explain it properly. It seeks to penetrate the surface, and be critical analysts in evaluating theories and its usefulness to society.     

These two social concepts are inter-related in that in order to provide global social justice, one must be able to both understand and connect with other social cultures and environments; by identifying how we are all interlinked.


Quist-Adade, C. (2013). SOCI 2235: Social Theory and Social Justice. Surrey, BC, Canada: Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Faculty of Arts.


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