between memory and suffering. Sufferings, Memory and Justice I can recall a conversation with a neighbour who had been a survivor from Auschwitz and whose husband had died so she had brought up two children on her own. She shared that every night she had
Victor Jeleniewski Seidler
Andrew M. Courtwright
Philosophical and political discussions of health inequalities have largely focused on questions of justice. The general strategy employed by philosophers like Norman Daniels is to identify a certain state of affairs—in his case, equality of opportunity—and then argue that health disparities limiting an individual's or group's access to that condition are unjust, demanding intervention. Recent work in epidemiology, however, has highlighted the importance of socioeconomic status in creating health inequalities. I explore the ways in which theories of justice have been expanded in light of this data, suggesting that more work is required if such theories are to provide an adequate framework for addressing health disparities. I conclude by sketching an alternative possibility for thinking about health disparities outside of the context of justice.
International migration in the contemporary era of globalization generates complex inequalities that require a non-statist approach to justice. This paper considers how the analysis of these inequalities may be fruitfully undertaken using Nancy Fraser’s framework of redistribution, recognition, and representation. The discussion uses empirical material from a case study of Ethiopian women who migrate as domestic workers to countries in the Middle East. The paper suggests potential directions for more transformative approaches to justice within the context of international migration.
In his highly influential book Theories of Justice, Brian Barry (1989) argues that in John Rawls's account of justice as fairness there is not just one but two distinct and irreconcilable ideas of social justice: the first one arises from a
Critical Notes on Agamben’s Political Messianism
Throughout history, Jewish conceptions of justice, hope and redemption have inspired political and cultural visions within as well as beyond the Jewish tradition. Examples from the past century range from Ernst Bloch to Walter Benjamin and Jacques
Introduction Contemporary South Africa is still fraught with racial issues. This prompts one to ask whether the reason that racial reconciliation has not yet been realised is as a result of the perceived lack of justice for the crimes of
. Back in the late 1980s, UWA did not offer sociology or criminology, and to a teenager interested in social justice and contemporary Australia, anthropology was the obvious subject to study. Eventually, I narrowed to a single honors course, seduced both
What Can We Learn from Hybridity?
transitional justice this can include a managed form of hybridity, deliberately bringing together the international and local in order to create more legitimate mechanisms and processes, or it can include reference to trying to understand more spontaneous forms
Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations
In this article I will outline the chief aspects of a negative theory of justice (henceforth NtoJ) that combines a multidimensional diagnosis of existing asymmetries of power – at the economic, cultural, and political levels – with an immanent
second criticism is that political liberalism assumes, contrary to common sense, that the citizens of a liberal democracy support the specific principles of justice as fairness, Rawls’ specific notion of political justice as defended in A Theory of