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"Survey Article: Justice in Production"

by Hsieh, Nien-Hê (2008)

Abstract

Liberal egalitarianism has been criticized for paying insufficient attention to what justice requires for the institutions that structure economic production. In the light of such criticism, this paper investigates arguments that liberal egalitarians might give for the kinds of institutional reforms that critics have proposed. These reforms include (1) guarantees for meaningful work, (2) worker participation in the governance of economic enterprises, and (3) democratic participation in the control of the means of production at the level of society. The paper argues that liberal egalitarianism has much to say not only about questions regarding distribution, but also about questions regarding production.

Keywords

Liberal Egalitarianism, Meaningful Work, Politics, Economics, Justice

Themes

Political Centrality of Work

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