Social justice

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Social justice concerns the fairness with which the goods and burdens arising from collective life are shared among members of society. The main questions that are raised by the problem of social justice therefore relate to the different dimensions involved in the distribution of social goods: What are the different types of social goods to be distributed? What are the principles underpinning a fair distribution? What are the agents and processes ensuring that the distribution of social goods is fair?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe international encyclopedia of political communication
EditorsGianpietro Mazzoleni
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781118541555
ISBN (Print)9781118290750
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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