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The objective of creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest. ...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
43 words

... justice The fair distribution of social goods such as housing, income, food, health, education, etc. For some criminologists social justice is the value base for criminology. They tend to favour social policy rather than penal policy as a way of reducing...

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Andrew Reeve

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
196 words

... justice The requirements of justice applied to the framework of social existence. The term has been attacked as involving redundancy, since justice is necessarily a social or interpersonal concern. Indeed, John Rawls ’s magnum opus is entitled A Theory of Justice . What is usually intended by the term is a consideration of the requirements of justice applied to the benefits and burdens of a common existence, and in this sense social justice is necessarily a matter of distribution ( see distributive justice ). But the particular emphasis in ‘social...

Justice, Social

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
161 words

...Justice, Social In nineteenth-century Muslim thought, the concept of social justice was a product of two interchangeable factors: prevailing backward social and economic conditions that did not attract the serious attention of the traditional ulama class, and Western domination that neglected to ameliorate the social conditions of the dominated people as a whole. It focused on poverty, indigence, and helplessness among the Muslim population in the context of colonialism. In the twentieth century, the issue became more sharply defined, especially with the...

Social Justice

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008

...for social justice-oriented practice in the 21st century are address. The discussion concludes with concrete example of ways in which social workers are translating principles of social justice into concrete practices. social justice; distributive justice; John Rawls; capabilities perspective, Settlement House Movement; participatory democracy; globalization Social justice is one of the core values guiding social work, a hallmark of its uniqueness among the helping professions. It is a concept deeply rooted in social work history. The Social Work...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

... justice ‘Putting it simply, geographers interested in justice focus on who gets what, who misses out and where all this occurs’ ( Bauder (2006) PHG 30 ). These are questions that can be asked on global, national, regional, and local scales. ‘Social justice requires the removal of the obstacles that inhibit individuals and groups from developing their potential…contrary to the orthodox view, increasing social equality improves economic efficiency’ ( Kitson et al. (2000) Camb. J. Econ. 24, 4 ). Also of interest to geographers is the way in which moral...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,019 words

...created a Social Justice Unit and issued annual social justice statements. In 1988 the first of these listed four broad goals: equity in distribution of economic resources, equality of rights, fair and equal access to essential services, and opportunity for participation. Social justice initiatives were even more vigorously pursued in the states: in Queensland the new Goss government of 1989 brought seasoned local activists into the planning and policy apparatus; in Victoria all policy areas had to incorporate a social justice strategy; and the...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... justice The objective of creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and...

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Morwenna Griffiths

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
787 words

...goods in society. Current ideas of social justice draw on these ideas and expand on them. Social justice is closely associated with fairness. It is also closely associated with individuals as members of the community in relation to respect: self-respect and mutual respect. (It should be noted that in discussions of social justice, the terms ‘self-esteem’ and ‘recognition’ are more common than the terms ‘self-respect’ and ‘mutual respect’.) Thus, social justice depends both on respect and also on a right distribution of benefits and responsibilities. It includes...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
797 words

...social justice objectives has been challenged. One reaction has been the recrudescence of earlier notions of social justice, with those drawing on the Catholic and left traditions coming together, especially over questions such as Aboriginal land rights . In the dying days of the Hawke government a ‘social justice branch’ was established in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Australian Labor Party governments at state and federal levels vied to establish ‘social justice strategies’. Historians have also given more attention to social...

justice, social

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
2,025 words

..., social Arguments about justice feature not only in sociology, but also in philosophy , political science , social policy , psychology , and of course law itself. Justice is a central moral standard in social life, is generally held to have a prominent role in social theory and social action, and so it is perhaps not surprising that all the social sciences have examined the concept at some length. (The best multi-disciplinary overview is R. L. Cohen ’s edited collection entitled Justice: Views from the Social Sciences , 1986. ) It is conventional...

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
2,730 words

...the legal system. The growing ‘rights’ consciousness was another factor. The hybridised social welfare state, the surfacing of social citizenship, and the growing social prominence of human rights, fostered diverse popular expectations of legally effective, state-mandated social justice. The disappearance of the wage-earners' welfare state pierced the legal fabric protecting the collective social well-being to which Australians had grown accustomed. The ‘access to justice’ phenomenon, and the appearance of the legally proactive consumer citizen, produced...

SOCIAL JUSTICE

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
967 words

... JUSTICE . The concept of social justice is a major component of biblical ethics , in both Mosaic legislation and prophetic pronouncements, and has characterized Jewish thinking through the ages. The biblical ideal of social justice has also deeply influenced the ideas and behavior of Western civilization. From its earliest sources in the Torah, the law takes into account the needs of the less fortunate in society. The injunction to care for the “stranger, the orphan, and the widow” appears seventeen times in the Bible, eleven of these in the Torah....

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...social justice The concept and implementation of equity . One philosophical justification for advances in public health is recognition that many disparities in health are caused by deprivation and that alleviation of these disparities requires correction of deprivation. The adverse impact on health was a powerful incentive to eliminate child labor, slavery, and racial segregation, to elevate the status of women in society, and in all other ways to aspire to a just and equitable society. ...

Justice, Social

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Deina Abdelkader

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
990 words

..., Social . Social justice is a relative term that is dynamic and dependent on the community in question. The community thus defines what is just and equitable in a given society. Social justice as a principle is gender neutral and inclusive because of its stress on the word “social.” In principle social justice assumes equality between genders. The question of egalitarianism in the Muslim world has been a controversial issue in the contemporary era, especially given the Western experience of women. (For the purposes of this article, it is assumed that...

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A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Current Version:
2017

...social justice A perspective on the development and structure of society and its components that focuses on equality and human rights. Social justice is achieved when all members of society can have human rights recognized and access the benefits of their society so that they can realize their potential. Compare occupational ...

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
109 words

...social justice The equal and just distribution of resources and opportunities. The resources of a society, including sustainability and disaster resilience, are never equally distributed, and the concept of social justice can be used to discuss these distributive issues. Poor households, for example, are more likely to be exposed to natural hazards and are more likely to succumb to these hazards than richer households. Although much ambiguity surrounds the concept of justice, there is a shared consensus that disaster management should extend beyond...

Leadership Effect in Social Justice

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Kadir Beycioĝlu

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Educational Administration

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
6,780 words

...or redistributing justice from the divine one to our, let’s say, current understanding of justice, for the reason that her way could be considered as the starting point of justice concerns, ranging from distributive justice, procedural justice, social justice, equity issues, and so on to recognition. Hence, in this article, I prefer to consider justice as a matter of redistribution, equity, and recognition, like many leading current scholars. Our Understanding of Social Justice Although it is a “new” term or a new name, social justice (SJ) is not a “newly...

Social Justice and the City

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
89 words

... Justice and the City A text written by David Harvey ( 1973 ), it was one of the first books written by an Anglo-American human geographer to develop Marxist geography . The first half sets out a liberal perspective on urban social processes and their implications for social justice . The key idea is that cities add to the distributional imbalances behind inequality . The second half refutes this argument, using Marxism to locate the problem not in distribution, but in the capitalist mode of production...

politics, social justice, and the environment

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Science, Technology, and Society

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Current Version:
2006

...social justice, and the environment . To understand the intersection of politics, social justice, and the environment, it is important to define the terms. Politics can be described as the process through which collective power is generated, organized, and distributed in society. The environment is the sum of the conditions of the natural, material, and social surroundings. Justice concerns the societal negotiation of fairness and ethical behavior. Social justice involves a complex negotiation between equality of opportunity and equality of...

Latin America, Social Justice Movements of

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
2,599 words

...America, Social Justice Movements of . Demands for social justice are rarely unambiguous. Worldwide we have seen small communities, large organizations, and national governments struggle at great effort to address the ills of human society. No matter where on the political spectrum—left, right, or center—the need for improving living conditions and lives has been of interest to most people. This brings us to the challenge of defining social justice and the movements that seek to achieve it. Unfortunately, there is no easy definition, and this is nowhere...

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