By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member
Will Obama’s Administration Make a Difference to Global Citizens?
As President-Elect Obama becomes President Obama, Institute of Development Studies Director Lawrence Haddad explores what this means for global justice.
“The American people largely elected Obama because they believe he has the best temperament and intellect to address domestic economic issues,” writes Haddad. “Yes they want America to have a more positive status in the world – but poverty and injustices suffered by those outside the US are not priorities for the vast majority of Americans.
“Will President Obama and his administration really make a difference to global citizens? It is going to be very difficult.”