Transitions to upper secondary education are crucial to understanding social inequalities. In most European countries, it is at this moment when students are separated into different tracks and faced with a ‘real choice’ in relation to their educational trajectory.
Based on a qualitative driven approach with multiple research techniques, including documentary analysis, questionnaires and over 100 interviews with policy makers, teachers and young people in Barcelona and Madrid, this book offers a holistic account of upper secondary educational transitions in urban contexts. Contributors explore the political, institutional and subjective dimensions of these transitions and the multiple mechanisms of inequality that traverse them.
Providing vital insights for policy and practice that are internationally relevant, this book will guarantee greater equity and social justice for young people regarding their educational trajectories and opportunities.
It might be useful to situate this Lecture initially in Beveridge’s own
context. The Prime Minister has been anxious to unite again the tradition
of ‘Social’ or ‘New’ Liberalism and Social Democracy. Beveridge was a
New Liberal1 – so what did this imply? Well one thing that it implied
was a concern for socialjustice and a rejection of endorsement of
untrammelled market forces characteristic of classical liberalism. New
Liberal politics in the late Victorian and early Edwardian era rejected
the view of the free
The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2020 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems.
Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), it offers recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues for social justice, including a discussion of the role of key issues of sustainability and technology in the development and timbre of future social problems. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology and the study of social problems.
Social justice is a contested term, incorporated into the language of widely differing political positions. Those on the left argue that it requires intervention from the state to ensure equality, at least of opportunity; those on the right believe that it can be underpinned by the economics of the market place with little or no state intervention. To date, political philosophers have made relatively few serious attempts to explain how a theory of social justice translates into public policy.
This important book, drawing on international experience and a distinguished panel of political philosophers and social scientists, addresses what the meaning of social justice is, and how it translates into the everyday concerns of public and social policy, in the context of both multiculturalism and globalisation.
Conceptions of socialjustice
Julian Le Grand
In thinking about socialjustice, it is important not to use ideas that
violate people’s intuitions as to what is fair or just. It is both foolish and
impolitic to try to impose some top-down principle of justice that
would lead to situations being described as fair that most people think
are manifestly unfair, or consider situations to be unjust that most would
consider just. What is needed is a conception of justice that is firmly
rooted in people’s intuitions; one that is general enough to command
The Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes practicable international public policy responses to those problems.
Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), chapters examine topics such as education, violence, discrimination, substance abuse, public health, and environment. The volume provides recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice.
The book will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, journalists, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems, and the pursuit of social justice.
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Socialjustice: meanings and politics1
Now that the main British political parties are committed to the ideal of socialjustice, the political
debate will focus on its meaning(s) and how – and through which institutions – it is best achieved.
This article discusses key dimensions of socialjustice – conceptualised as distribution and recognition
claims – with particular reference to poverty, inequality, disability and the perceived tension between
diversity and solidarity in the welfare state. The
New Labour and socialjustice
Equality and socialjustice are central concepts to social policy (for example,
Weale, 1978, 1983; Plant et al, 1980; Le Grand, 1982; Edwards, 1987; Powell,
1995) and Old Labour (for example, Townsend and Bosanquet, 1972; Bosanquet
and Townsend, 1980; Hattersley, 1987; Sullivan, 1999). It has been claimed that
New Labour’s third way has diluted its socialjustice and equality agenda.
However, White (1999, p 168) notes that a fundamental weakness of much
third-way philosophising lies in the tendency