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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 University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.001.0001

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Social justice and public policy: a social policy perspective

Social justice and public policy: a social policy perspective

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Social justice and public policy
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Piachaud David

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0003

This chapter takes on a social policy perspective to study public policy and social justice. It begins by outlining the key features of the theories by Robert Nozick, John Rawls, and Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. It then identifies the things these theories have in common and what their principal differences are. It also considers some of the implications of these theories. The chapter finally discusses the relationship of public policy and private behaviour, the issues children pose for social justice, and global inequality and justice in the world.

Keywords:   social policy, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Amartya Sen, Martha Nussbaum, private behaviour, global inequality

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