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Palgrave Macmillan

Violence and Social Justice

ISBN 9780230552951
Publication Date November 2007
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Violence and injustice are the two major political problems the world is facing today. By offering a fresh, innovative analysis of the concept of violence, this book presents an original insight into the nature of injustice, which forces us to rethink the scope and aims of a theory of social justice. More specifically, the book explores three closely related questions: What is violence? What is the relationship between violence and social justice? Can social justice be promoted through violence?
This book brings together two bodies of literature, on violence and on social justice, that have hitherto developed and expanded in almost total isolation from each other. Needless to say, violence and injustice have a great deal in common, although it is a mistake to assume that an injustice is simply another word for violence, or vice-versa. Violence and Social Justice tries to make sense of the complexity of the relationship between injustice and violence.

VITTORIO BUFACCHI teaches in the Philosophy Department at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland

The Concept of Violence
Violence and Integrity
Violence by Omission
Violence and Intentionality
Four Faces of Violence
Why is Violence Bad?
Violence and Social Justice
Exploitation, Injustice and Violence
Violence for Justice


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