Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 January 2019

Abstract and Keywords

The ability to gain cooperation from the people within groups, organizations, and societies is central to their viability. The ability of justice to motivate cooperation makes it a potentially central aspect of the relationships between people and groups. A review of the literature supports the argument that justice is a key factor shaping people’s connection to others, as well as people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It further suggests that the motivation to act justly has both instrumental and relational elements, but that justice is, to an important degree, a social motivation that responds to people’s relational connections to others.

Keywords: distributive justice, procedural justice, retributive justice, relational model, cooperation

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.