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Social justice and public policySeeking fairness in diverse societies$
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Gary Craig, Tania Burchardt, and David Gordon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349347

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.001.0001

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Children, policy and social justice

Children, policy and social justice

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(p.157) Eight Children, policy and social justice
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Social justice and public policy
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Gordon David

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0009

This chapter is focused on the policy and philosophy of distributional justice in relation to children in the UK. It begins by studying the political philosophy that supports present government policies for children, most especially equality and anti-poverty policies. It is followed by a review of the limited political and economic philosophy literature on distributional justice for children. The discussion in this chapter is child-centred, and it examines the justice of relationships between children, as well as between children and adults.

Keywords:   distributional justice, political philosophy, children, anti-poverty policies, equality, economic philosophy, relationships

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