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55 SEVEN Social justice Raymond Plant Context 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 social justice 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

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Solutions for 2020

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.

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139 SEVEN Social justice and the family Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift introduction The family is a problem for any theory of social justice. On the one hand, children born into different families face very unequal prospects. However those prospects are conceived – as chances of social mobility, of lifetime well-being or income, or simply in terms of quality of childhood experiences – the fact that children are raised in families generates inequalities between them that it is hard to defend as fair or just. On the other hand, any suggestion that we should

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187 Journal of Poverty and Social Justice • vol 24 • no 2 • 187–207 • © Policy Press 2015 • #JPSJ Print ISSN 1759 8273 • Online ISSN 1759 8281 • This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (http:// which permits adaptation, alteration, reproduction and distribution without further permission provided the original work is attributed. The derivative works do not need to be licensed on the same terms. article Fare’s fair

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Seeking fairness in diverse societies

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.

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Understanding Upper Secondary School Choices in Urban Contexts

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.

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In many countries the school curriculum oscillates between focusing on traditional subjects and focusing on skills that are linked to the needs of the 21st-century digital age.

Rosamund Sutherland argues against such a skills-based curriculum, maintaining that, from a social justice perspective, the priority of schools should be to give young people access to the knowledge that they are not likely to learn outside school. She draws on the work of Michael Young, Lev Vygotsky, Amartya Sen and David Olson to develop new theoretical and practical insights that offer ways of changing policy and practice to improve equality and life chances for young people, while acknowledging the potential transformative role of digital technologies.

This timely book will be invaluable to teachers, academics, students and policy makers interested in the ways in which the digital landscape transforms the nature of the debate about equity and social justice in education.

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21 Journal of Poverty and Social Justice • vol 25 • no 1 • 21–33 • © Policy Press 2017 • #JPSJ Print ISSN 1759 8273 • Online ISSN 1759 8281 • Accepted for publication 09 January 2017 • First published online 09 February 2017 article The ‘official’ social justice: an examination of the Coalition government’s concept of social justice Stephen Crossley, Northumbria University, UK This article examines the official concept of social justice, as advanced by the Coalition government

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47 THREE Childcare, life chances and social justice Gideon Calder Introduction In recent years the notion of ‘life chances’ has been moving ever closer to the centre of UK talk about social mobility and equality of opportunity. With the Welfare and Reform Act 2016, its official status was confirmed by the retrospective renaming of the Child Poverty Act 2010 as the Life Chances Act 2010. As a term it has been high on political resonance but low on definition. This chapter considers the relationship between the ‘life chances’ agenda – such as it is – and

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B Modern social justice

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