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An ethos for (in)justice

Jenkins, David (2015) An ethos for (in)justice. Social Theory and Practice, 41 (2). pp. 185-206. ISSN 0037-802X

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Abstract

Where institutions are well-ordered and governed according to principles identified as necessary for justice, the attitudes and behaviors of citizens are also likely to be affected: they will develop a specific ethos that is appropriate for sustaining that just order. However, the absence of a substantially just basic structure will also take effect on what is considered an appropriate sense of justice suited to dealing with nonideal situations characterized by potentially profound injustice. Where ideal theory can describe an ethos necessary for supporting already just institutions and practices, we require a separate account of an ethos appropriate to nonideal conditions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://stp.philosophy.fsu.edu/
Additional Information: © 2015 Social Theory and Practice
Divisions: Government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 13:02
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67451

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