Justice and fairness (ESS9 2018)

This module is premised on the traditional distinction of four dimensions of politics: (1) what outcomes are allocated or distributed unequally, such as income, wealth, and educational degrees (distributive justice); (2) how are they allocated (procedural justice); (3) who is part of the solidary community and can make claims (scope of justice); and (4) when do costs and benefits of redistribution have an impact on a society (intergenerational justice). In providing comparative attitudinal data on these issues, the module covers four major political challenges of European societies: coping with increasing economic and educational inequalities; building widely accepted political and societal institutions; integrating migrants into existing social structures; and ensuring ecological and social sustainability.

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