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date: 05 June 2020

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On what is called the “institutional approach” to justice, the primary duty that justice agents have in cases where just institutional arrangements are lacking is that of doing their part to help establish these arrangements. This special institutional focus in the context of institutional injustice can appear misdirected and insufficiently demanding. It is misdirected, according to some critics, because it wrongly fixates on means (i.e. institutional mechanisms) rather than ends (i.e. just outcomes); and it seems overly lax because it limits duties of justice to creating better institutions. With global injustice as its setting, this chapter tries to assuage these concerns.

Keywords: institutional approach, duty of justice, institutional mechanism, just outcome, global injustice

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