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Compare and contrast Distributive and social justice. Do you think Distributive justice can prove to be a better philosophy to bring social justice? Give your opinion with suitable examples.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

7. Compare and contrast Distributive and social justice. Do you think Distributive justice can prove to be a better philosophy to bring social justice? Give your opinion with suitable examples. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications

Why this question:

The question is based on the theme of social as well as distributive justice.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must compare and contrast the two variants of justice viz. social justice and the distributive justice. One must argue in what way Distributive justice can prove to be a better philosophy to bring social justice with suitable illustrations.

Directive:

Compare and contrast – provide for a detailed comparison of the two types, their features that are similar as well as different. One must provide for detailed assessment of the two.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Highlight the significance of Justice in general.

Body:

  • Give the definition of distributive justice and different types of distributive norms.
  • Give the definition of social justice.
  • Explain how distributive justice can support social justice.
  • Explain how distributive justice and social justice are in opposition.
  • Quote examples to justify your stand.

Conclusion:

Conclude that a balanced approach is required to create harmony between social justice and distributive justice.