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Public lecture on "Structural Injustice"

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The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham is delighted to invite you to its 2018 public lecture given by Professor Jonathan Wolff (University of Oxford) on:


Structural Injustice

Iris Marion Young’s concept of structural injustice has proved enormously helpful in thinking about how it is possible for structures as a whole to generate and sustain injustice in a way that cannot be reduced to the unjust actions of particular individuals. As others have pointed out, however, in her published works the concept of structural injustice is left in a relatively undeveloped state and it could benefit from further analysis.

​Drawing on related notions, such as structural violence and institutional racism, I will attempt to provide one way of adding more detail to the concept. In particular I will explore what can be gained from the fact that a structure is also an engineering concept, and hence there may be parallels between the concept of structural injustice and a structural problem in, for example, a building. In this way, different types of remedies to address different type of injustice become more apparent.


This public lecture is a freestanding event related to the 2018 Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics on A Post-Liberal World? For more information, please visit http://globalethics2018.weebly.com. Another related event is the wine reception for the launch of Heather Widdows's book Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal. For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-and-wine-reception-for-perfect-me-beauty-as-an-ethical-ideal-tickets-43968478904?aff=es2 .

Registration is free and open for all, but it is strongly recommended as places are limited.


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The University of Birmingham has excellent transport links, including its own train station ("University"), only two stops from Birmingham New Street station. For more details on travelling to the University, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/getting-here-edgbaston.aspx.

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If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser at globalethicsevents@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

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Full accessibility information about the venue will be available on 24 April 2018.

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University of Birmingham

Edgbaston Campus

Arts Building: Main Lecture Theatre (first floor)

Birmingham

B15 2TT

United Kingdom

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