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Structural Injustices in Our Nonideal World.

  • Academic Journal
  • The Hastings Center report [Hastings Cent Rep] 2020 Nov; Vol. 50 (6), pp. 42-43.
  • English
  • Madison Powers and Ruth Faden's book Structural Injustice: Power, Advantage, and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2019), is an invaluable contribution to help us grasp the contemporary ills of our nonideal world. The authors' general claim is that the concept of structural injustice allows us to identify the causes and social processes leading to the violation of human rights and the production of unfair systems of disadvantage and privilege. Building on Powers and Faden's well-known thesis that social justice is concerned with the achievement of a sufficient level of well-being, the book delves into an in-depth discussion of their conceptual framework, incorporating concrete examples to illustrate their analysis.
    (© 2020 The Hastings Center.)
Additional Information
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 0410447 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1552-146X (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 00930334 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Hastings Cent Rep Subsets: MEDLINE
Publication: 2012- : Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell
Original Publication: Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences.
Keywords: nonideal theory*; philosophy*; social justice*; structural injustice*; well-being*
Date Created: 20201214 Date Completed: 20211125 Latest Revision: 20211125
20220902
10.1002/hast.1199
33315252

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