What is the relationship between social justice and the development of social welfare policies? Illustrate your answer with reference to at least two chapters from Book 1, Social Justice.
Social Justice is a tool which challenges inequality and un-fairness. It is used to bring about ethical and political commitments, with how a society should be defined, by creating welfare policies. The ideas of social justice can be disputed and changeable, and the relationship between different procedures is not always clear-cut. They will either work against or alongside each other. Certain ideas may not be agreed within certain groups, and this could lead to conflict, and protests. In this essay I will discuss the issues regarding working conditions, and problem population. I will explain the relationship of these social justices with the welfare policies created around them.
Social Justice is all about producing rights and entitlements. To free individuals from discrimination, and abuse, and making sure re-sources are distributed fairly. Social welfare not only concentrates on the individual, but also shows concern, for the well-being of society as a whole. Social justice is interwoven with issues of poverty, exclusion, and discrimination. Social welfare policies are put in to place to address these global problems. Welfare can be provided on a one to one basis, such as a personal carer, or through organisations such as the Trade Union, or government laws. However these laws and organisations associated with Social Welfare, are subject to change in different time periods, and can often be protested and evaded by powerful companies.
Chapter 3 discusses well-being and harm in the work-place, and the struggles for justice for the workers. In 1906 American author Upton Sinclair published a book called The Jungle, about meat packing workers from Chicago. Although he wrote about fictional accounts, he showed various social injustices in this work place, from...