Synopses & Reviews
This book is about the virtues and social justice of random distribution. The first chapter is a utopian fragment about a future country, Aleatoria, where everything, including political power, jobs and money, is distributed by lottery. The rest of the book is devoted to considering the idea of the lottery in terms of the conventional components and assumptions fo theories of justice, and to reviewing the possible applications of lottery distribution in contemporary society.
About the Author
Barbara Goodwin is Professor of Politics at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Her books include ""Justice by Lottery"" (2nd edn. 2005) and ""Ethics at Work"" (2000) and several books on the political importance of utopian ideas. She has broadcast two series of programmes about democracy on the BBC World Service. Her interests range widely in politics, philosophy and social science.