Distributive Justice (Political Science)

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  • A theory governing the provision of benefits (be it economic activity, political rights, or social benefits) within a society, arising out of the concern for maintaining a productive and just society. It is not possible to constrict the ideas of distributive justice into a formal definitive definition; rather, it needs to be discussed in terms of a set of principles varying on the item of allocation, the pattern of allocation, and the justification of allocation. The justness of the distribution is seen as either a pro duct of the process of allocation or a product of the outcome and in some schools, both. Principles of distributive justice include egalitarianism, the difference principle, resource-based principles, welfare-based principles, and libertarian principles. All these together constitute “social justice.” ...

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