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The Issues of Justice in Economic and Environmental Policy


  • Górka Kazimierz

    (Cracow University of Economics, Poland)

  • Thier Agnieszka

    (Cracow University of Economics, Poland)


The article presents the gist, the kinds and manifestations of justice, with the discussion of the controversies around social justice. The analysis deals with the relationship between social justice and economic efficiency and effectiveness – especially in the environmental protection – as well as the concepts of international and cross-generational justice. In summary, the authors discussed inequality of income and the structure of welfare benefits as well as the scale of poverty and social exclusion in Poland.

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  • Górka Kazimierz & Thier Agnieszka, 2021. "The Issues of Justice in Economic and Environmental Policy," Central European Economic Journal, Sciendo, vol. 8(55), pages 191-200, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:ceuecj:v:8:y:2021:i:55:p:191-200:n:15
    DOI: 10.2478/ceej-2021-0013

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    1. Thomas Blanchet & Lucas Chancel & Amory Gethin, 2019. "How Unequal is Europe? Evidence from Distributional National Accounts, 1980-2017," World Inequality Lab Working Papers hal-02877000, HAL.
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    cross-generational justice; economic effectiveness versus economic efficiency; income differentiation; social justice; social exclusion;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics


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