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Free Content The 'official' social justice: an examination of the Coalition government's concept of social justice

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This article examines the official concept of social justice, as advanced by the Coalition government in the UK between 2010 and 2015. The article begins with a discussion of some traditional comprehensions of social justice and summarises its recent use by political parties prior to 2010. A short section on methodology precedes a sketching out of five interconnected themes of: dehistoricised; localisation and individualisation; residualisation; work; and innovation and commodification. The article concludes with a brief summary of the official understanding of social justice and a look forward to its future use by the government.

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Document Type: Research Article

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Publication date: February 2017

This article was made available online on February 9, 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "The ‘official’ social justice: an examination of the Coalition government’s concept of social justice".

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