Social Justice Research

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 229–246 | Cite as

Expanding the Horizons of Social Justice Research: Three Essays on Justice Theory

  • Kees van den Bos
  • Russell Cropanzano
  • Jessica Kirk
  • Guillermina Jasso
  • Tyler G. OkimotoEmail author


By Tyler G. Okimoto1

In 2014, Riël Vermunt released his landmark book, The good, the bad, and the just: How modern men shape their world (Ashgate), an accomplishment that coincided with his receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 from the International Society for Justice Research. His lifetime of work in the field of justice continues to inspire generations of young researchers, an ongoing contribution to social science that is typified by his recent monograph. Vermunt (2014) provides a broad, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary overview on the psychology of fairness, while also offering thoughtful perspectives and highlighting persisting questions.

Provoked by the desire to offer a similarly broad and inspirational commentary on the book, this issue of Social Justice Researchfeatures a novel approach to the book review essay, showcasing three independent essay contributions authored by leading scholars in the field of justice. In this innovative format, each...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kees van den Bos
    • 1
  • Russell Cropanzano
    • 2
  • Jessica Kirk
    • 2
  • Guillermina Jasso
    • 3
  • Tyler G. Okimoto
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Social and Organizational PsychologyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leeds School of BusinessUniversity of Colorado at BoulderBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Department of SociologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.UQ Business SchoolThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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