Table of Contents

The concept of violence.
Violence and integrity.
Violence by omission.
Violence and intentionality.
Four faces of violence.
Why is violence bad?.
Violence and social justice.
Exploitation, injustice and violence.
Violence for justice. Violence and injustice are the two major political problems the world is facing today. By offering a fresh, innovative analysis of the concept of violence, this book presents an original insight into the nature of injustice, which forces us to rethink the scope and aims of a theory of social justice. More specifically, the book explores three closely related questions: What is violence? What is the relationship between violence and social justice? Can social justice be promoted through violence? This book brings together two bodies of literature, on violence and on social justice, that have hitherto developed and expanded in almost total isolation from each other. Needless to say, violence and injustice have a great deal in common, although it is a mistake to assume that an injustice is simply another word for violence, or vice-versa. Violence and Social Justice tries to make sense of the complexity of the relationship between injustice and violence.
Violence and injustice are the two major political problems the world is facing today. By offering a fresh, innovative analysis of the concept of violence, this book presents an original insight into the nature of injustice, which forces us to rethink the scope and aims of a theory of social justice. More specifically, the book explores three closely related questions: What is violence? What is the relationship between violence and social justice? Can social justice be promoted through violence? This book brings together two bodies of literature, on violence and on social justice, that have hitherto developed and expanded in almost total isolation from each other. Needless to say, violence and injustice have a great deal in common, although it is a mistake to assume that an injustice is simply another word for violence, or vice-versa. Violence and Social Justice tries to make sense of the complexity of the relationship between injustice and violence.