ON SOURCES OF STRUCTURAL INJUSTICE: A FEMINIST READING OF THE THEORY OF IRIS M. YOUNG
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The authoress focuses on a critical theory of justice and democracy by Iris Marion Young. Young's normative approach to justice and the institutional framework of inclusive democracy develops out of her critique of injustice. In the first section the authoress explains Young's approach to structural injustice, which she conceptualizes in terms of domination and oppression. In the second part the authoress elucidates Young's concept of the politics of difference and inclusive democracy. In this context Young differentiates between social and cultural groups; this enables her to take into consideration the political significance of group differences. The authoress goes on to present Young's critical theory of gender based on the notion of women as a social structural group. Young argues that gender refers to social structures that shape relations of subordination and oppression rather than to identity. In the final part the authoress discusses the application of Young's concept of structural injustice at a transnational level. Finally, she concludes with an outline for a feminist reading of the concept of structural injustice in a transnational context.
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