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Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World

Michael Goodhart


Injustice offers a radical alternative to familiar ways of thinking about problems of justice and injustice, one motivated by the urgency of concrete struggles over injustice in the real world. It rejects the paradigm of ideal moral theory, which suffers from theoretical paralysis, distortional thinking, and a reflexive tendency to subordinate politics to morality. Instead, this book proposes an innovative approach that integrates realistic analysis of conflict, power, and politics with substantive normative critique and prescription. It does so by developing a bifocal theoretical framework th ... More

Keywords: injustice, justice, ideal theory, nonideal theory, realism, ideology, neoliberalism, counterhegemony, responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190692421
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190692421.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Goodhart, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

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