Social Justice: Some Fundamentals

During our ‘Meet the Programme Director’ session last week, I promised colleagues that I’d post some resources about thinking critically about ‘social justice’. As promised, follow these links to get a sense of some of the key debates and disagreements about what social justice is, what a socially just society might look like and how those interested in justice might combat inequality and injustice. Note, this isn’t an exhaustive list–not by a long shot. But, for those interested in doing some background reading/viewing as they contemplate whether to register for this programme, this is a good starting point.

John Rawls, A Theory of Justice
bell hooks, Out of the Academy and Into the Streets
Amartya Sen, On Justice and Injustice
Erik Olin Wright, Envisioning Real Utopias
Nancy Fraser, Emancipation is not an all or nothing affair
Audre Lorde, The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
Iris Marion Young, The Five Faces of Oppression
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Opening Up the Canon of Knowledge and the Recognition of Difference
Jonathan Wolff, Edward Lamb and Eliana Zur-Szpiro, A Philosophical Review of Poverty

 on  May 28th, 2015

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