ISBN : 9780190692421
This book challenges the dominant approach to problems of justice in global normative theory and offers a radical alternative designed to transform our thinking about what kind of problem injustice is, and how political theorists might do better in understanding and addressing it. Goodhart argues that theorists can help to generate the countervailing power necessary for social transformation through the work of articulation, translation, and mapping, work which contributes to a more comprehensive social science of injustice. Ultimately, this book describes the work that political theory and political theorists can do to combat injustice and illustrates it through a novel reconceptualization of responsibility for injustice.
Part I: Un-thinking Ideal Moral Theory
Chapter 1: The Trouble with Justice
Chapter 2: Barking up the Wrong Trees
Part II: Re-conceptualizing the Problem
Chapter 3: Getting Real?
Chapter 4: The Bifocal Approach
Chapter 5: A Democratic Account of Injustice
Part III: Political Theory for the Real World
Chapter 6: Political Theory and the Politics of Injustice
Chapter 7: Taking Responsibility for Injustice