Liebig and Sauer (2016) Sociology of Justice: empirical distributive…
Liebig and Sauer (2016) Sociology of Justice: empirical distributive justice
Coleman's Bathtube: agency-structure, macro-micro
Justice as a Multilevel Problem
the analysis of institutions and discourses on the societal level
the analysis of attitudes and behavior on the individual level.
explaining the social determination of social phenomena requires three steps:
Attitudes => behaviour
Behaviour => social phenomenon
Social structures => attitutes
3.2.Justice as a social force affecting other collective phenomena
3.1 Justice as a socially determined collective phenomenon
Problems with only macro analysis of social phenomenon: overdetermination (multiple causes), difficulties in establising causality, small 'N': then go “down” from the level of social aggregates to the level of individuals (ask them).
Analysis of instittuions
justice conceptions materialize in the insti- tutional structure and in the allocation practices and rules of these institutions.
Welfare state regimes
Analysis of discourses
justice conceptions on the macrolevel that have not yet found their way into institutions. They are subject to discourses within different societal realms, political, academic, civil society, interest groups.
Analysis of behaviour
behavior in the political realm, such as vot- ing behavior or protest activities
Analysis of attitudes
perception and evaluation of income inequalities