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Social justice and public policy: Seeking fairness in diverse societies

Gary Craig, Tania Burchardt, and David Gordon


Social justice is a contested term, incorporated into the language of widely differing political positions. Those on the left argue that it requires intervention from the state to ensure equality, at least of opportunity; those on the right believe that it can be underpinned by the economics of the market place with little or no state intervention. To date, political philosophers have made relatively few serious attempts to explain how a theory of social justice translates into public policy. This book, drawing on international experience and a panel of political philosophers and social scient ... More

Keywords: state intervention, market place, political philosophy, social sciences, social policy, multiculturalism, globalisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349347
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Craig, editor

Tania Burchardt, editor

David Gordon, editor

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