Social Justice, the University, and the Temptation to Mission Creep
19 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2014 Last revised: 1 Aug 2014
Date Written: February 18, 2014
This essay examines the contributions properly made by state universities to the cause of promoting social justice. Working from within a largely Rawlsian framework, it argues for a principled middle ground and against both minimalist and maximalist understandings of the responsibilities of state universities with respect to issues of social justice.
Keywords: social justice, higher education, citizenship, democracy, politics
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