Current Societal Concerns about Justice

Hardcover | October 31, 1996

EditorLeo Montada, Melvin J. Lerner

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What role does justice play in the formation of public opinion and the scholarly debates about contemporary societal problems? This insightful volume explores this question in its examination of such issues as protection of natural ecology and resources, gender inequalities, mass unemployment, and the intergenerational contract. Important chapters discuss the conflict between justice concerns and motives and other motivations including the common welfare, self-interest, and altruism. The book features problem sets that focus on how justice motives can be used to define and solve social issues.

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What role does justice play in the formation of public opinion and the scholarly debates about contemporary societal problems? This insightful volume explores this question in its examination of such issues as protection of natural ecology and resources, gender inequalities, mass unemployment, and the intergenerational contract. ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:301 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:October 31, 1996Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306453959

ISBN - 13:9780306453953

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Table of Contents

Doing Justice to the Justice Motive; M.J. Lerner. Distributive Justice in a Real World; R. Hardin. The Power of the Myth of Selfinterest; D.T. Miller, R.K. Ratner. Empathy, Altruism, and Justice: Another Perspective on Partiality; C.D. Batson. Intergenerational Relations, Inequality and Social Justice; K.S. Cook, S. Donnelly. Have Feminists Abandoned Social Activism? Voices from the Academy; F.J. Crosby, et al. From Is to Ought and the Kitchen Sink: On the Justice of Distributions in Close Relationships; B. Reichle. Justice and Leadership: A Social Co-constructionist Agenda; J.R. Meindl, K.J. Thompson. Victims without Harmdoers: Human Casualties in the Pursuit of Corporate Efficiency; M.J. Lerner. Mass Unemployment under Perspective of Justice; L. Montada. What Is Fair in the Environmental Debate? S. Clayton. Is Justice Finite? The Case of Environmental Inclusion; S. Opotow. Are Proenvironmental Commitments Motivated by Health Concerns or by Perceived Justice? E. Kals. Tradeoffs between Justice and Selfinterest; L. Montada. Index.