Why Social Justice Matters

ISBN-10: 0745629938
ISBN-13: 9780745629933
Edition: 2005
Authors: Brian Barry
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Description: Brian Barry makes it clear from the very start that he is on the side of the underdog in this lively contribution to the debate on social justice. The author also makes it clear that New Labour's leadership has subverted the notion of social justice.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 3/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Brian Barry makes it clear from the very start that he is on the side of the underdog in this lively contribution to the debate on social justice. The author also makes it clear that New Labour's leadership has subverted the notion of social justice.

Preface..
Social Justice: The Basics
Why We Need a Theory
The Machinery of Social Injustice
The Scope of Social Justice
Equality of Opportunity
Why Equal Opportunity?
Education
Health
The Making of the Black Gulag
What's Wrong with Meritocracy?
The Idea of Meritocracy
The Abuse of Science
The Cult of Personal Responsibility
Responsibility versus Equality?
Rights and Responsibilities
Irresponsible Societies
The Demands of Social Justice
Pathologies of Inequality
Wealth
Jobs and Incomes
Can We Afford Social Justice?
The Future of Social Justice
The Power of Ideas
How Change Happens
Meltdown?
Justice or Bust
Notes
Index

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