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Injustice and Its Many Forms

Published on Jan 1, 2019
路 DOI :10.1007/978-981-13-3621-8_1
Lynelle Watts4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ECU: Edith Cowan University),
David Hodgson4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ECU: Edith Cowan University)
Abstract
What is social injustice and why does it persist? Every day we read about, hear about or see various forms of injustice. Poverty and deprivation exists side by side with conspicuous wealth and enormous privilege; numerous humanitarian crises seem to overwhelm the capacity and political will of nation-states; violence at a regional, local and interpersonal level continues to inflict harm and misery on millions of people; discrimination, endemic racism and prejudice in many forms have become a normalised form of political capital. In order to develop a conceptualisation of injustice, this chapter begins by describing the injustices associated with inequality, refugees and people seeking asylum, stigmatised groups, violence, racism, poverty and the environment. The general mechanisms of injustice are explained before focusing specifically on the role of discrimination, prejudice and privilege in perpetuating and maintaining injustice.
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