The natural duty of justice in non-ideal circumstances: On the moral demands of institution building and reform


Principles of distributive justice bind macro-level institutional agents, like the state. But what does justice require in non-ideal circumstances, where institutional agents are unjust or do not e...

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Laura Valentini
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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