Past, present, and future of social justice theory and research

Clara Sabbagh, Manfred Schmitt

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This handbook attempts to substantiate the academic legacy and the research prospects of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR). It includes a wide range of topics, such as disciplinary approaches to justice research (e.g., sociology, philosophy), the theory of the justice motive, mapping of the multifaceted forms of justice (e.g., distributive justice), and justice in context-bound spheres (e.g., politics and work) and related domains (e.g., morality). In doing so, the handbook is meant both to present a comprehensive “state of the art” in the field of justice research theory and to put forward an agenda for future interdisciplinary and international justice research. It is worth noting that the authors represent ISJR’s leading senior and junior scholarship. The compilation of their research within a single framework exposes readers to high quality academic work that embodies past, current, and future trends of justice research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Social Justice Theory and Research
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781493932160
ISBN (Print)9781493932153
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016.


  • Culture
  • Justice disciplines
  • Justice motive
  • Justice spheres
  • Legitimacy
  • Morality
  • Self-interest
  • Social justic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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