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difference principle

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2018 | ISBN: 9780199670840
Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191749568
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The principle that inequalities are acceptable only if they attach to positions open to all (*equal opportunity) and are of benefit to the worst‐off members of society. This principle was put forward by ...

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Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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