Economic Justice

Philosophical and Legal Perspectives

  • Helen M. Stacy
  • Win-Chiat Lee

Part of the AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice book series (AMIN, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. 18th Century Thinking and Current Issues in Economic Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sally J. Scholz
      Pages 13-28
    3. David Michael Jackson
      Pages 29-34
  3. Economic Justice in North America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Kenneth Kipnis
      Pages 37-48
    3. Emily R. Gill
      Pages 49-62
  4. Private Property, Free Market and Economic Justice

  5. Economic Justice and Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Ann E. Cudd
      Pages 159-172
    3. William Nelson
      Pages 173-185
  6. International Economic Justice

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-245

About this book


The economic impact of the U. S. financial market meltdown of 2008 has been devastating both in the U. S. and worldwide. One consequence of this crisis is the widening gap between rich and poor. With little end in sight to global economic woes, it has never been more urgent to examine and re-examine the values and ideals that animate policy about the market, the workplace, and formal and informal economic institutions at the level of the nation state and internationally.  Re-entering existing debates and provoking new ones about economic justice, this volume makes a timely contribution to a normative assessment of our economic values and the institutions that active those norms.  Topics covered by this volumes essays range from specific or relatively small-scale problems such as payday lending and prisoners’ access to adequate healthcare; to large-scale such as global poverty, the free market and international aid. Economic Justice will stimulate and provoke philosophers, policy makers and the engaged readers who hope for better outcomes from financial institutions and improvements in the distribution of economic goods."


Economic Justice Economic Justice and Distribution Economic Justice and Markets Economic Justice and the International Context of Globalization Economic Justice in North America Global Economic Downturn of 2008 International Economic Justice Legal and Jurisprudential Notions of Economic Justice Normative Theories of Social and Distributive Justice Philosophical Theories of Economic Justice Philosophical Thinking about Economic Justice Post-2008 Globalized World Principles That Guide The Design of Economic Institutions Principles of Economic Justice Social Distributive Justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen M. Stacy
    • 1
  • Win-Chiat Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Freeman Spogli Institute for InternationStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2., Department of PhilosophyWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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