Justice by Lottery / Edition 2

Justice by Lottery / Edition 2

by Barbara Goodwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1845400259

ISBN-13: 9781845400255

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Imprint Academic

This book is about the virtues and social justice of random distribution. The first chapter is a utopian fragment about a future country, Aleatoria, where everything, including political power, jobs and money, is distributed by lottery. The rest of the book is devoted to considering the idea of the lottery in terms of the conventional components and assumptions of

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This book is about the virtues and social justice of random distribution. The first chapter is a utopian fragment about a future country, Aleatoria, where everything, including political power, jobs and money, is distributed by lottery. The rest of the book is devoted to considering the idea of the lottery in terms of the conventional components and assumptions of theories of justice, and to reviewing the possible applications of lottery distribution in contemporary society.This revised second edition includes a new introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845400255
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Sortition and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
2nd ed.
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I - Preamble
1. Fragment from the Future
2. Justice and the Lottery
Borges's fable
Liberal justice
Babylonian justice?
A new view of justice?
Part II - The Process
3. Are Lotteries Just?
Early uses of lotteries
Advantages and disadvantages
The concept of distribution
The 'primal logic' of distribution
Need
Desert
Uncertainty and risk
Beyond freedom and dignity
Equality, elites and control
4. Towards Equality
Assumptions of equality
Ineradicable inequalities
Equality of life chances
The democratization of society
Further advantages of the lottery
5. The Theory of the Lottery
The lottery as procedure
The mechanism of reflexivity
Risk aversion, self-interest and equality
Human nature
Procedure and theory
How random is random?
Means and ends
Choosing equality
Ideological considerations
Part III - Applications
6. A More Modest Proposal
The virtues of rotation
Political rotation
Democracy and rotation
Rotation of work
The modest uses of rotation
7. The Lottery In Practice
The sinister reputation of lotteries
The return to favour
The lot as decision process
Democracy and lottery
Terrorism
Lotteries and the legal system
Economic lotteries
Necessary burdens
Social uses of the lottery
Tragic choices
Using lotteries today
Part IV - The Lottery as Justice
8. Theories of Social Justice
The structures of theories
Goods
Matching goods to people
Outcomes
Permutations of justice
The procedural approach
9. Conclusions
The place of the Untermensch in theories of justice
Market justice
Justice and other goods
Bibliography
Index

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