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The Resource Local justice in America, Jon Elster, editor

Local justice in America, Jon Elster, editor

Label
Local justice in America
Title
Local justice in America
Statement of responsibility
Jon Elster, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Notions of justice and fairness are central to the American belief that the pursuit of a healthy and productive life is the right of all citizens. Yet in the real world there are seldom sufficient resources to meet the needs of everyone, and institutions are routinely forced to make difficult decisions regarding who will be favored and who will not. Local Justice in America is an insightful look into how selections are made in four critical areas: college admissions, kidney transplants, employee layoffs, and legalized immigration. This volume's case studies survey the history and modern rationale behind seemingly enigmatic allocation systems, chronicling the political and ethical debates, occasional scandals, and judicial battles that have shaped them. Though these selection processes differ significantly, each reflects a bitter struggle between opposing - and equally intense - principles of local justice
  • In framing chapters, editor Jon Elster draws upon these studies to speculate on the unique nature of the American value system. Arguing that race matters deeply in all considerations of local justice, he discusses how our society's assessment of neediness balances on the often uneasy compromises between the desire to reward deserving individuals and the call to strengthen opportunities for disadvantaged groups. Well informed and stimulating, Local Justice in America speaks directly to policy debates in the fields of health, education, work, and immigration, and makes an important contribution to our understanding of the fundamental social issues that affect our daily welfare
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
HM216
LC item number
.L63 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elster, Jon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social justice
  • Social choice
  • Distributive justice
  • Social justice
  • Social choice
  • Distributive justice
  • United States
Label
Local justice in America, Jon Elster, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the idea of local justice / Jon Elster -- The allocation of college admissions / Patricia Conley -- Scarce medical resources: hemodialysis and kidney transplantation / J. Michael Dennis -- Layoffs: principles and practices / Stuart Romm -- U.S. immigration policy and local justice / Gerry Mackie -- Conclusion: local justice and American values / Jon Elster
Control code
31375062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780871542335
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94039623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1731195
Label
Local justice in America, Jon Elster, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the idea of local justice / Jon Elster -- The allocation of college admissions / Patricia Conley -- Scarce medical resources: hemodialysis and kidney transplantation / J. Michael Dennis -- Layoffs: principles and practices / Stuart Romm -- U.S. immigration policy and local justice / Gerry Mackie -- Conclusion: local justice and American values / Jon Elster
Control code
31375062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780871542335
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94039623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1731195

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