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What Is Non-Ideal Theory?

Gopal Sreenivasan

in Transitional Justice: NOMOS LI

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794661
eISBN:
9780814725276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794661.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents John Rawls' ideal and non-ideal theory of justice. The ideal theory argues that institutions are well ordered when they are both just and known to be just, and when individuals ... More


Non-ideal Theory: A Taxonomy with Illustration

Gopal Sreenivasan

in Global Justice and Bioethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195379907
eISBN:
9780190267711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses non-ideal theory of justice and its significance in bioethics, with special emphasis on distributive justice. The two major branches of this theory are an innovation of John ... More


Pandemic Planning and the Justice of Health-Care Distribution

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In pandemic planning, much attention has been paid to justice in the distribution of scarce health care resources: vaccines, anti-virals, and access to advanced modes of treatment such as ventilator ... More


The Diagnostics of Injustice

Thomas J. Donahue-Ochoa

in Unfreedom for All: How the World's Injustices Harm You

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190051686
eISBN:
9780190051716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051686.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 1 argues that careful diagnosis of injustices is central to understanding what to do about them. This requires differential diagnosis: the comparative assessment of different diagnoses of ... More


Trafficking in Human Beings: Partial Compliance Theory, Enforcement Failure, and Obligations to Victims

Leslie P. Francis and John G. Francis

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores whether “host” countries—destinations for trafficking in persons—have special obligations to provide trafficked persons with support needed to escape trafficking and to deal ... More


Playing Fair with Punishment: Elaboration and Defense

Richard Dagger

in Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problems of Punishment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199388837
eISBN:
9780199388851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199388837.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 6 turns from the explication and defense of legal punishment as a general practice to the task of developing and defending the fair-play theory of punishment in particular. As developed by ... More


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