Justice by Lottery / Edition 2

Justice by Lottery / Edition 2

by Barbara Goodwin
     
 

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...  See more details below

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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...

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
Pt. IPreamble1
1Fragment from the Future3
2Justice and the Lottery24
Borges's fable24
Liberal justice26
Babylonian justice?29
A new view of justice?35
Pt. IIThe Process41
3Are Lotteries Just?43
Early uses of lotteries43
Advantages and disadvantages45
The concept of distribution48
The 'primal logic' of distribution49
Need58
Desert59
Uncertainty and risk65
Beyond freedom and dignity69
Equality, elites and control74
4Towards Equality78
Assumptions of equality78
Ineradicable inequalities86
Equality of life chances92
The democratization of society93
Further advantages of the lottery96
5The Theory of the Lottery101
The lottery as procedure103
The mechanism of reflexivity105
Risk aversion, self-interest and equality107
Human nature109
Procedure and theory112
How random is random?115
Means and ends117
Choosing equality118
Ideological considerations120
Pt. IIIApplications123
6A More Modest Proposal125
The virtues of rotation125
Political rotation127
Democracy and rotation128
Rotation of work135
The modest uses of rotation139
7The Lottery In Practice142
The sinister reputation of lotteries142
The return to favour145
The lot as decision process147
Democracy and lottery153
Terrorism162
Lotteries and the legal system163
Economic lotteries167
Necessary burdens169
Social uses of the lottery172
Tragic choices173
Using lotteries today178
Pt. IVThe Lottery as Justice183
8Theories of Social Justice185
The structure of theories185
Goods188
Matching goods to people189
Outcomes193
Permutations of justice193
The procedural approach197
9Conclusions201
The place of the Untermensch in theories of justice201
Market justice203
Justice and other goods204
Bibliography207
Index211

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