• Wulf Gaertner
  • Marlies Klemisch-Ahlert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 387)


It is probably fair to say that there does not exist a unique and generally accepted notion of justice. Even if one confines oneself to economic justice one can still get many answers to the question of how justice — henceforth we shall use the term “distributive justice” — should be defined and characterized. This may be disappointing for the outside observer but one can also view this as a challenge, at least as long as one thinks that distributive justice is an issue economics should be concerned with.


Social Choice Distributive Justice Difference Principle Individual Utility Natural Difference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wulf Gaertner
    • 1
  • Marlies Klemisch-Ahlert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany

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