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Past Issue • Jan-Mar 2010

The Idea of Justice

The modern theory of justice, expounded in the work of John Rawls and other social philosophers, has been dominated by the ‘transcendental institutionalism’ school of thought that focuses on identifying ‘just’ institutional arrangements for a society. In their quest to identify ideal institutional structures and formulate social contracts to determine acceptable norms of behaviour, they lose sight of the behaviour and motivations of people in the society, who ultimately determine the actual realisation of a society.

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