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Social Justice & Equity

A brief overview on Social Justice & Equity

Social justice, in contemporary politics, social science, and political philosophy, the fair treatment and equitable status of all individuals and social groups within a state or society. The term also is used to refer to social, political, and economic institutions, laws, or policies that collectively afford such fairness and equity and is commonly applied to movements that seek fairness, equity, inclusion, self-determination, or other goals for currently or historically oppressed, exploited, or marginalized populations. Note: In theoretical terms, social justice is often understood to be equivalent to justice itself, however that concept is defined. 


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Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice : The Capability Approach Re-Examined

Robeyns argues that respecting the distinction between the general capability approach, and more specific capability theories oBook Jacketr applications, helps to clear up confusion and misinterpretation. In addition, the author presents detailed analyses of well-known objections to the capability approach, and also discusses how it relates to other schools of analysis such as theories of justice, human rights, basic needs, and the human development approach.

Democratising Participatory Research : Pathways to Social Justice From the South

In this book Carmen Martinez-Vargas explores how academic participatory research and the way it is carried out can contribute to more, Book Jacketor less, social justice. Adopting theoretical and empirical approaches, and addressing multiple complex, intersectional issues, this book offers inspiration for scholars and practitioners to open up alternative pathways to social justice, viewed through a Global South lens.

Equity is a solution for addressing imbalanced social systems. Justice can take equity one step further by fixing the systems in a way that leads to long-term, sustainable, equitable access for generations to come.


Equity vs. Equality: What’s the difference? (2020, November 5). GW-UMT.