Beginnjahr 2017 Abschlussjahr 2019


durchführende Institutionen


ProjektleiterInnen+Ansprechpersonen MitarbeiterInnen
Ländercode Österreich Sprachcode Deutsch
Schlagwörter Deutschsoziale Gerechtigkeit, europäisches Bewusstsein, transnationale Rechtstheorie, Fairness

ETHOS provided building blocks for the development of an empirically informed European theory of justice by (a) refining and deepening the knowledge on the European foundations of justice – both historically based and contemporary envisaged; (b) enhancing the awareness of the mechanism that impede the realisation of the justice ideals that live in contemporary Europe; (c) advancing the understanding of the process of drawing and re-drawing of the boundaries of justice (fault lines); and (d) providing guidance to politicians, policy makers, advocacies and other stakeholders on how to design and implement policies to reserve inequalities and prevent injustice. In ETHOS justice was not understood merely as an abstracted moral ideal of universal reach worth striving for. Justice is a continuously re-enacted and re-constructed, “lived” experience, embedded in firm legal, political, moral, social, economic and cultural institutions that are geared to giving members of society what is their due. Justice was thus studied in its interdependence between the ideal and the real, the normative and the practical, the formal and the informal – all set in the highly complex institutions of modern European societies. To enhance the formulation of an empirically based theory of justice, ETHOS explored the normative underpinnings of justice and its practical realisation in four heuristically defined domains of justice (social justice, economic justice, political justice, and civil and symbolic justice), as revealed in: (a) philosophical and political tradition, (b) legal framework, (c) daily (bureaucratic) practice, (d) current public debates, and (e) the accounts of the vulnerable populations in six European countries (the Netherlands, the UK, Hungary, Austria, Portugal and Turkey).


Internet (pages + downloads)
Hauptkategorie(n)Bildungsinhalt (Themenfeld)
Soziales Umfeld (Gesellschaft, Kultur, Sprache und Religion)
Politik, Gesetzgebung, Öffentliche Verwaltung
Europäische Union
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