Democracy and Social Injustice: Law, Politics, and Philosophy - Studies in Social, Political and Legal Philosophy (Hardback)Thomas W. Simon (author)
Hardback Published: 01/12/1994
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In this truly interdisciplinary study that reflects the author's work in philosophy, political science, law, and policy studies, Thomas W. Simon argues that democratic theory must address the social injustices inflicted upon disadvantaged groups. By shifting theoretical sights from justice to injustice, Simon recasts the nature of democracy and provides a new perspective on social problems. He examines the causes and effects of injustice, victims' responses to injustice, and historical theories of disadvantage, revealing that those theories have important repercussions for contemporary policy debates. Finally, Simon considers which institutions and practices come within the grasp of democracy and discusses the concept of a 'Negative Utopia,' or a future without injustice.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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