Justice and the Politics of Difference

  title={Justice and the Politics of Difference},
  author={Iris Marion Young},
  journal={The New Social Theory Reader},
  • I. Young
  • Published 17 August 1990
  • Political Science
  • The New Social Theory Reader
This book challenges the prevailing philosophical reduction of social justice to distributive justice. It critically analyzes basic concepts underlying most theories of justice, including impartiality, formal equality, and the unitary moral subjectivity. Starting from claims of excluded groups about decision making, cultural expression, and division of labor, Iris Young defines concepts of domination and oppression to cover issues eluding the distributive model. Democratic theorists, according… 

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