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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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Structural injustice and the politics of difference

Structural injustice and the politics of difference

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(p.76) (p.77) Four Structural injustice and the politics of difference
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Social justice and public policy
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Young Iris Marion

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0005

This chapter aims to distinguish the politics of cultural difference and the politics of positional difference. It discusses how the tendency to narrow consideration of a politics of difference to a liberal paradigm in much recent political theory has resulted in at least three unfortunate consequences. The discussion also considers the critical limits to the politics of cultural difference.

Keywords:   cultural difference, positional difference, liberal paradigm, political theory, critical limits

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