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Social justice and public policy: Seeking fairness in diverse societies
edited by Gary Craig, Tania Burchardt and David Gordon
Policy Press, The, 2008
Paper: 978-1-86134-933-0
Library of Congress Classification HM671.S6545 2008

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 important book, drawing on international experience and a distinguished panel of political philosophers and social scientists, addresses what the meaning of social justice is, and how it translates into the everyday concerns of public and social policy, in the context of both multiculturalism and globalisation.

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