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Justice, Geography of

  • By: Sebastian Cobarrubias
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Scholars in many different fields have dealt with the topic of justice. For some disciplines, such as philosophy, political theory, and law, justice is one of the central concerns. Some of the most widely read contemporary authors from those fields are theorists of justice, such as Iris Young, John Rawls, Charles Taylor, and Will Kymlicka. Goals in work on justice in the social sciences and humanities have included the following: defining justice, attaining justice, and denouncing and correcting injustices. More than a field in and of itself, justice has been an ethic applied in many disciplines, approaches, and methodologies.

How to think about justice has been, in and of itself, a focus of much work. Whether justice should be conceived individually or collectively, whether it ...

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