The concept of justice in sociology

  title={The concept of justice in sociology},
  author={D. Rubinstein},
  journal={Theory and Society},
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… Expand
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