The concept of justice in sociology

@article{Rubinstein1988TheCO,
  title={The concept of justice in sociology},
  author={David Rubinstein},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  year={1988},
  volume={17},
  pages={527-550}
}
ConclusionSociology has implicitly identified itself with a desert-based conception of distributive justice in various ways: the functionalist claim that societies naturally allocate resources according to contribution, the nearly universal belief that modernization involves the displacement of ascriptive with achievement norms, and the social psychological doctrine that we are innately drawn to equity. This misconception about the nature of distributive justice, and about the dominant mode of… 
Adaptive justice: Local distributive justice in sociological perspective
Issues of distributive justice arise in many areas and at all levels of society: whenever resources are scarce and cannot be given to all who lay a claim on them. They have attracted generations of
Justice Ideologies, Income Justice, and the Welfare State. A Comparison of Justice Ideologies and the Perceived Justice of Income in the United States, West Germany, and the Netherlands
  • Economics
In times of economic and political crisis issues of justice gain importance provoking people to ask questions about the social conditions they live in and the justness of society. Ideological
GIVING SENSE TO AND MAKING SENSE OF JUSTICE IN POSTMERGER INTEGRATION
The objective of this article is to elucidate how justice in general and distributive justice in particular are given sense to and made sense of in postmerger integration. Drawing on a longitudinal
The Structure of Social Justice Judgments: A Facet Approach
This study examines the structure of social justice judgments (SJJ) on the basis of a conceptual mapping of two major facets of SJJ: distributive rules and social resources. We distinguish
When Does Disadvantage Not Accumulate? Toward a Sociological Conceptualization of Resilience.
TLDR
Drawing from cumulative inequality theory, conditions under which inequality in status domains or health does not accumulate are identified and how resilience is important in this process of offsetting the disadvantages of poverty or poor health are explained.
11in the Welfare State 1
This chapter discusses the position of children in the modern European welfare state and children’s legitimate access to cash and services made available by the welfare state. Whatever the welfare
Childhood in the Welfare State
This chapter discusses the position of children in the modern European welfare state and children’s legitimate access to cash and services made available by the welfare state. Whatever the welfare
Social Disadvantage and Students' Perceived Injustice in Socially Integrated Schools in Israel
In this study we explored “objective” and attributed explanations of perceived injustice (PI) with respect to instrumental and relational rewards among junior high school students. Despite the
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 13 REFERENCES
Social Change and the Contexts of Justice Motivation
In this chapter, our aim is to develop an understanding of justice and social change by locating this understanding in the context of an emerging, alternative model of social psychology. We open by
Equity, Equality, and Need: What Determines Which Value Will Be Used as the Basis of Distributive Justice?
The concept of justice is discussed, and the thesis is advanced that “equity” is only one of the many values which may underlie a given system of justice. Hypotheses about the conditions which
The Coming Crisis in Western Sociology
An examination of the title of Alvin Gouldner' s new book, The Coming Crisis of_~e~t~~n So~i21ogv, reveals some of the things that are wrong with what one finds between the covers of the book.
New directions in equity research.
This article consists of four sections: The first section elucidates a general theory of social behavior—equity theory. Equity theory consists of four propositions designed to predict when
Exchange and Power in Social Life
In his landmark study of exchange and power in social life, Peter M. Blau contributes to an understanding of social structure by analyzing the social processes that govern the relations between
Professional Ethics and Civic Morals
Preface by H.N. Kubali Preface to the Second Edition by Bryan S. Turner Introduction by Georges Davy 1. Professional Ethics, 2. Professional Ethics (continued), 3. Professional Ethics (End), 4. Civic
Distributive Justice and Earned Income
This is an empirical exploration of the normative criteria for just distributions of earned income. The results indicate that the fairness of earnings is judged relative to a set of criteria which
...
...