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Трактат о социјалној правди и правичности
Treatise on Social Justice and Equity

Author(s): Zoran Stojiljković
Subject(s): Public Law, Welfare systems, Social differentiation, Welfare services
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: social justice; distribution; equality; social cohesion; taxes; universal income

Summary/Abstract: Different understandings and interpretions of social justice are the subject of controversy precisely because they are impregnated, or we could even say contaminated, by various interest expectations and ideological meanings and readings. This paper focuses on the issue of sustainability of various strategies for reducing inequalities within the different concepts of a democratic and socially cohesive society. The first part of the paper aims to give an insight into the different understandings of social justice and the efforts to institutionally design and implement justice. The second part gives an overview of the current attempts to stop the growth of inequality. I argue that the widespread post-democratic reduction of democracy, in addition to increased economic inequalities, leads to the erosion of legal and political equality. Consequently, the already vicious, unequal world transforms in the dystopian caricature of a just society rather than in its utopia.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 41-58
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian