Justice: A Beginner's Guide by Raymond WacksJustice: A Beginner's Guide by Raymond Wacks

Justice: A Beginner's Guide

byRaymond Wacks

Paperback | March 24, 2017

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What is justice? How is it enforced? Does it mean everyone should be treated the same, even when it comes to things like taxes or access to welfare? These sorts of questions have exercised the minds of thinkers since Plato and Aristotle.In this engaging and highly topical introduction, Professor Raymond Wacks breaks down the leading theories of justice and illustrates how present-day challenges, like terrorism and migration, affect our fundamental notions of fairness and democratic freedoms.
Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory at the University of Hong Kong. He is a prolific and influential writer on legal theory and human rights and has authored more than a dozen books. He was raised in apartheid South Africa before studying at the University of Oxford. He now lives in Berkshire, U.K.
Title:Justice: A Beginner's GuideFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 7.88 × 5.13 × 0.61 inShipping dimensions:7.88 × 5.13 × 0.61 inPublished:March 24, 2017Publisher:Oneworld PublicationsLanguage:English

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A wide-ranging and highly readable examination of key ideas in the evolution of thought on social justice."'The concept of justice is seldom given the attention it deserves in legal education. In part this is due to the large number of indigestible treatises on this subject that act as a deterrent to teachers and students. Raymond Wacks' Beginner's Guide seeks to remedy this by providing a clearly written and argued study of the principal debates and writers in the field. Although the emphasis is on the theory of justice, Wacks' thoughtful illustrations of justice in practiceensures that the reader is made aware of the pivotal role played by the concept of justice in the ordering of society.'"