distributive justice

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distributive justice

(dis-trib′yŭ-tiv)
The ethical concept that favors the value of doing some good for a community, as opposed to doing great good for an individual. It may be illustrated by the dilemma of providing a costly organ transplant to save the life of one person versus providing vaccination against polio to thousands of others. When monetary resources are limited, health care planners, providers, and patients compete for those resources and must decide whether to concentrate them on a single major task or distribute them broadly to the population at large.
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The Resolution opens the doors for redistributive justice within the transitional justice paradigm as a mandatory obligation of international law.
Mills (2013a) There was evidence of dispositional change--from liberal democratic models of redistributive justice or retributive justice, toward social democratic or difference models of redistributive justice--while participants gained experience as beginning teachers.
If this is indeed the right way to understand Kant's distinction between active and passive citizenship, how might it bear on issues of redistributive justice and, in particular, the duty/authorization to compel those with means to provide for those in need?
Tax justice discourse tends, I suggest, to foreground this residual conception of tax and spend as a mechanism of redistributive justice.
Its key finding is that provincial governments can play a key role in implementing redistributive justice to lower levels of government lacking resources to meet the demands of migrant populations.
Today's unions must deploy their still sizable resources to help turn the disorganized, already dissipating zeal of last year's "Occupiers" into a broad and enduring movement for redistributive justice that challenges the wealthy on behalf of everyone left behind by today's economy.
For example, they explore the issue of global redistributive justice by examining the cosmopolitanism-comunitarianism debate, furnishing insights into how cultural boundaries and human rights define social obligations.
His definition of a "people" requires that it have a moral nature and political institutions; he argues that there is no "global people" and therefore no basis for global redistributive justice.
Redistributive justice and generosity, I believe, are at the heart of authentic community.
India's future political leadership must have proper representation of those who will argue for redistributive justice, land reforms and protecting the vulnerable segments of the country's population.
It affirms that "the state is the primary agency for the enforcement of people's rights, security and well-being, for ensuring their just and adequate access to social services and other public goods,(6) and for securing redistributive justice.
The event is a discussion on the key concepts of social sin and redistributive justice through the teachings of American Catholic bishops.