Theories of Distributive Justice and Post-Apartheid South Africa

@article{Knight2014TheoriesOD,
  title={Theories of Distributive Justice and Post-Apartheid South Africa},
  author={Carl Knight},
  journal={Politikon},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={23 - 38}
}
South Africa is a highly distributively unequal country, and its inequality continues to be largely along racial lines. Such circumstances call for assessment from the perspective of contemporary theories of distributive justice. Three such theories—Rawlsian justice, utilitarianism, and luck egalitarianism—are described and applied. Rawls' difference principle recommends that the worst off be made as well as they can be, a standard which South Africa clearly falls short of. Utilitarianism… Expand
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