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Distributive Justice

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[Revised entry by Julian Lamont and Christi Favor on September 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, bib.html] The economic, political, and social frameworks that each society has - its laws, institutions, policies, etc. - result in different distributions of benefits and burdens across members of the society. These frameworks are the result of human political processes and they constantly change both across societies and within societies over time. The structure of these frameworks is important because the distributions of benefits and burdens resulting from them fundamentally affect people's lives. Arguments about which...

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