Thinking, Saying, Doing in the World of Distributive Justice

Guillermina Jasso

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    An abiding concern in social science is to achieve consistency in theoretical and empirical accounts of what people think, what they say, and what they do. Strikingly, the study of distributive justice unites within it all three elements—thinking, saying, doing—granting them their own distinctive substantive importance and specifying their relations. This paper examines the ideas and insights of distributive justice, highlighting their special character as thinking, saying, and doing elements. The stage is set for the growth of knowledge, as theoretical analysis provides theoretical clarification and development and empirical analysis provides ever sharper tests of the propositions and predictions of justice theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)435-478
    Number of pages44
    JournalSocial Justice Research
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


    • Allocation
    • Assessments of injustice
    • Distributive justice
    • Empirical justice analysis
    • Ideas of justice
    • Inequality
    • Probability distributions
    • Reactions to injustice
    • Theoretical justice analysis
    • Thinking, saying, and doing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anthropology
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Law


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