Date: 25 Sep 2010
Penal Coercion in Contexts of Social Injustice
- Roberto Gargarella
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This article addresses the theoretical difficulty of justifying the use of penal coercion in circumstances of marked, unjustified social inequality. The intuitive belief behind the text is that in such a context—that of an indecent State—justifying penal coercion becomes very problematic, particularly when directed against the most disfavored members of society.
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- Penal Coercion in Contexts of Social Injustice
Criminal Law and Philosophy
Volume 5, Issue 1 , pp 21-38
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- Roberto Gargarella (1) (2)
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- 1. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Vicente Lopez 277, 12 d (1640), Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 2. Universidad Di Tella/CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina