Social Justice in Institutions and Organisations

EDS855

Aims

The module aims to develop the capacity of participants to explore the ways in which social justice can be conceptualised and researched as a characteristic of institutions.

Participants will be encouraged to theorise the nature of social justice as it might thereby apply in any given institution and how theories of institutional justice might vary across institutions. A particular concern will be the identification of the mechanisms by which an institution may seek to identify its current compliance with its own definitions of justice and the means by which it might seek to make itself more socially just.

The ultimate aim is to enhance the ability of students to conceptualise, analyse and articulate aspects of their own professional practice, located in particular institutional contexts while connecting these practices with the relevant literature of the relevant aspects of social justice.