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Justice, Institutions, and Luck: The Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality

Kok-Chor Tan


This book is a critical survey of the following three questions of egalitarian distributive justice. where does distributive equality matter? Why does it matter? And among whom does it matter? These questions may be referred to, respectively, as the questions of the site, ground, and scope of distributive equality. The book defends an institutional site for egalitarian justice, a luck eglitarian ideal of why equality matters, and the idea that the scope of distributive justice is global. The account of equality proposed in this work may be described as “institutional luck egalitarianism” that ... More

Keywords: equality, egalitarian justice, distributive justice, luck egalitarianism, institutions, global justice, global egalitarianism, value pluralism, social justice, democratic equality, G. A. Cohen, John Rawls

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199588855
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588855.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kok-Chor Tan, author
University of Pennsylvania