Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781913368203 Published July 2021 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $17.95 ISBN: 9781913368210 Will Publish September 2021

Justice in Public Life

Claire Foster-Gilbert, Jane Sinclair, and James Hawkey

Justice in Public Life

Claire Foster-Gilbert, Jane Sinclair, and James Hawkey

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90 pages | 4 1/4 x 7
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781913368203 Published July 2021 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $17.95 ISBN: 9781913368210 Will Publish September 2021
An exploration of the concept of justice, focusing on its place in public service.

The three essays in Justice in Public Life, written by Claire Foster-Gilbert, Jane Sinclair, and James Hawkey, examine the meaning of justice in the twenty-first century, asking how justice can be expressed by our public service institutions and in society more widely. They consider whether justice is tied to truth and whether our idea of justice is skewed when we conflate it with fairness. They also explore how justice as a virtue can help us navigate the complexities of life in economics, in wider society, and in righting wrongs. In addition, their essays consider the threats to a just society, including human nature itself, the inheritance of unjust structures, the wide range of views about what constitutes justice, and the difficulty of establishing it globally and between nation-states. Justice in Public Life brings an often abstract concept to life, calling on public servants to nurture justice as a virtue pursued both individually and communally.
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