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Science  10 Sep 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5997, pp. 1286
DOI: 10.1126/science.1194620

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The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009. 496 pp. $29.95, £22.95, €27. ISBN 9780674036130.


In this consideration of what constitutes a just society, Sen argues for a comparative perspective that offers grounds for choosing among the alternatives people actually face.