Social justice – in its distributive, political-juridical, and everyday life senses – is one of the key themes in contemporary society and social sciences. For example, the quest for social justice was one of the main causes of uprisings that brought dramatic changes in the Middle East and North Africa. We propose a course to examine the quest for social justice in each of its multifaceted formations: as a problem in institutional design and/or procedure in post-communist societies; as a structural problem determined by the opportunities for and barriers to social mobility; as a fundamental issue in establishment of Euro-citizenship; as a concern in the daily lives through identity dynamics and interpersonal relations and as a cause of the political change. The papers and discussions in the course will range from the macro to the micro levels of sociological analysis of social justice, its modes, processes and realization. The course will encompass a broad range of the research strategies.
* Programme offer 3 ECTS points. (Active participation in the work of the course and the presentation of the paper.)
Supported by Department of Sociology at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Zagreb