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Fairness: Fairness is the quality of being just and impartial. It is the principle of treating all people equally, regardless of their race, gender, religion, social status, or any other factor. See also Justice, Community, Behavior.
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Political Philosophy on Fairness - Dictionary of Arguments

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Fairness/distributive justice/Political Theories/Lamont: some of the earliest discussions of distributive justice involved claims of fairness with respect to the division of profits between labour and capital. This work has continued as an important part of the political economy literature on distributive justice.
Marxism: in recent times it has moved away from Marxist theories with state controlled socialism to market socialism (Le Grand and Estrin, 1989(1); Ollman, Lawler and Ticktin, 1998(2); Pranab, Bardhan and Roemer, 1997(3); Roemer and Wright, 1996(4)). For socialists the motivation for this move has been to embrace the virtues of the market mechanism for the allocation of resources while avoiding the vices of capitalism (Arnold, 1995)(5).
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1. Le Grand, Julian and Saul Estrin, eds (1989) Market Socialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Ollman, Bertell, James Lawler and Hillel Ticktin eds (1998) Market Socialism: The Debate Among
Socialists. London: Routledge.
3. Pranab, K., J. Bardhan and John E. Roemer eds (1997) Market Socialism: The Current Debate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
4. Roemer, John E. and Erik Olin Wright, eds (1996) Equal Shares: Making Market Socialism Work. New York: Verso.
5. Arnold, N. Scott (1995) The Philosophy and Economics of Market Socialism: A Critical Study. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lamont, Julian 2004. „Distributive Justice“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications

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Political Philosophy
Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004

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