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      • Distributive equality and personal responsibility
      • Distributive equality and prioritarianism
      • Justice, welfarism and aggregation
      • Justice and non-aggregation
      • Libertarianism, rights, and consequentialism
      • Intergenerational justice and international justice
      • Concluding remarks
    • See Also
    • Bibliography
    • How to cite this article

justice (new perspectives)

Bertil Tungodden
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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This article provides a survey of recent normative work on justice. It shows how the concern for distributive equality has been questioned by the idea of personal responsibility and the idea that there is nothing intrinsically valuable in levelling down individual benefits. It also discusses the possibility of combining a concern for the worse off with a concern for Pareto efficiency, within both aggregative and non-aggregative frameworks, which includes a discussion of the arguments of prioritarianism, sufficientarianism, and welfarism. Finally, the article briefly reviews the modern literatures on rights-based reasoning, intergenerational justice and international justice.
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How to cite this article

Tungodden, Bertil. "justice (new perspectives)." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 13 December 2017 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2008_J000052> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.0878

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