Social justice and public policy : seeking fairness in diverse societies /Publication details: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2008Description: x, 284 p. ; 24 cmISBN:
- 303.372 SOC
Introduction / Tania Burchardt and Gary Craig -- 1 Social justice and public policy: a view from political philosophy / Jonathan Wolff -- 2 Social justice and public policy: a social policy perspective / David Piachaud -- 3 Multiculturalism, social justice and the welfare state / Will Kymlicka -- 4 Structural injustice and the politics of difference / Iris Marion Young -- 5 Recognition and voice: the challenge for social justice / Ruth Lister -- 6 Globalisation, social justice and the politics of aid / Christopher Bertram -- 7 Social justice and the family / Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift -- 8 Children, policy and social justice / David Gordon -- 9 Social justice in the UK: one route or four? / Katie Schmuecker -- 10 Monitoring inequality: putting the capability approach to work / Tania Burchardt -- 11 The limits of compromise? Social justice, ‘race’ and multiculturalism / Gary Craig -- 12 Understanding environmental justice: making the connection between sustainable development and social justice / Maria Adebowale -- Index
"'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 marketplace 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."--BOOK JACKET.