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Justice in the Political Arena

  • Tom R. Tyler
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)

Abstract

Social psychologists have a long-standing concern with understanding the principles that describe the “just” or “fair” allocation of resources. Several possible fair allocation principles have been identified (Deutsch, 1975; Leventhal, 1976), and there has been a considerable amount of research on distributive justice, primarily on the principle of equity (Berkowitz & Walster, 1976; Walster, Walster, & Berscheid, 1978). Recently, this interest in distributive justice has been distinguished from an interest in the procedures through which allocation decisions are made. This latter topic has been labeled Procedural justice (Thibaut & Walker, 1975), and it has also been the subject of a number of studies (Folger, Rosenfield, Grove, & Corkran, 1979; Houlden, LaTour, Walker, & Thibaut, 1978; LaTour, 1978; LaTour, Houlden, Walker, & Thibaut, 1976; Thibaut & Walker, 1975; Thibaut, Walker, LaTour, & Houlden, 1974; Walker, LaTour, Lind, & Thibaut, 1974).

Keywords

Political System Procedural Justice Distributive Justice Relative Deprivation Political Authority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom R. Tyler
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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