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Theories of Justice: v. 1: Treatise on Social Justice

Theories of Justice: v. 1: Treatise on Social Justice (Paperback)

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What is social justice? In Theories of Justice Brian Barry provides a systematic and detailed analysis of two kinds of answers. One is that justice arises from a sense of the advantage to everyone of having constraints on the pursuit of self-interest. The other answer connects the idea of justice with that of impartiality. Though the first book of a trilogy, Theories of Justice stands alone and constitutes a major contribution to the debate about social justice that began in 1971 with Rawls's A Theory of Justice.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsLawLaws of Specific jurisdictions Publisher: University of California Press Publication Date: 03/09/1991 ISBN-13: 9780520076495  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Brian Barry is Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and author of Political Argument, among other titles.

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