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Jessica Payson
Bentley College
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Iris Marion Young has written a compelling account of individuals’ normative responsibilities for structural justice. While I agree with much of Young’s account, in this article I argue that there is an underexplored aspect of Young’s account regarding the link between individuals’ shared responsibility for justice and the normative demand that individuals engage in collective action towards just structural reform. I argue that Young has neglected an important aspect of individual responsibility for justice that links the aforementioned responsibilities together—namely, the responsibility to organize. Recognizing this responsibility is crucial for understanding the real work of structural justice efforts in the nonideal world.
Keywords Applied Philosophy  General Interest  Social and Political Philosophy  Ethics  Iris Marion Young  Shared Responsibility  Collective Responsibility  Responsibility  Structural Injustice
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ISBN(s) 0739-098X
DOI 10.5840/ijap201612753
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