Justice, institutions, and luck : the site, ground, and scope of equality /

"Kok-Chor Tan addresses three key questions in egalitarian distributive justice: Where does distributive equality matter?; Why does it matter?; And among whom does it matter? He argues for an institutional site for egalitarian justice, and suggests that the mitigation of arbitrariness or luck i...

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Main Author: Tan, Kok-Chor, 1964-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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245 1 0 |a Justice, institutions, and luck :  |b the site, ground, and scope of equality /  |c Kok-Chor Tan 
260 |a Oxford :  |b Oxford University Press,  |c 2012 
300 |a ix, 208 p. ;  |c 22 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [198]-204) and index 
505 0 |a Institutions and justice -- Evading the demands of justice? -- Luck egalitarianism : a modest account -- Defending luck egalitarianism -- Global institutions and justice -- The arbitrariness of nationality -- Clarifications and conclusions 
520 |a "Kok-Chor Tan addresses three key questions in egalitarian distributive justice: Where does distributive equality matter?; Why does it matter?; And among whom does it matter? He argues for an institutional site for egalitarian justice, and suggests that the mitigation of arbitrariness or luck is the basis for distributive commitments. He also argues that distributive obligations are global in scope, applying between individuals across borders. Tan's objectives are tripartite: to clarify the basis of an institutional approach to justice; to establish luck egalitarianism as an account of the ground of equality; and to realize the global nature of egalitarian justice. The outcome is 'institutional luck egalitarianism' -- a new cosmopolitan position on distributive justice."--Publisher's description 
650 0 |a Distributive justice 
650 0 |a Equality before the law 
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