First published in 1997, this volume explores how procedural justice, the fairness of the way decisions are reached, is an important factor in human behaviour. In this book we see the ways that it is important for the legitimacy of a political rule as well as for the acceptance of administrative decisions. The volume also deals with the interrelation between procedural and distributive justice and helps to identify criteria of procedural justice.
This book provides a long-desired overview of the multidisciplinary and international discussion of procedural justice. It deals with social psychological insight and empirical studies as well as with the contributions of discourse and systems theories. The books contributors also trace the roots of the present discussion to philosophical predecessors as well as formulate consequences for politics.
Table of Contents
1. Procedural Justice: Introduction and Overview. Klaus F. Röhl. 2. The Procedural Turn: Social Heuristics and Neutral Values. David Wasserman. 3. The Procedural Justice Approach in the Context of Systems Theory: the Theoretical Impact of Law as a Symbolic Generalized Medium of Communication. Kai-D. Bussmann. 4. Procedural Justice as a Contested Concept: Sociological Remarks on the Group Value Model. Alfons Bora. 5. The Function of Procedural Justice in Theories of Justice. Axel Tschentscher. 6. Procedural Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Neil Vidmar. 7. Features of Procedural Fairness: Communication in Decision-Making about Diversion and Victim-Offender Mediation. Heinz Messmer. 8. Procedural Aspects of Distrubutive Justice. Volker H. Schmidt. 9. The Individual in the Shadow of Powerful Institutions: Niklas Luhmann’s Legitimation by Procedure As Seen by Critics. Stefan Machura. 10. Subjective Procedural Justice and Civil Procedure. Christoph Rennig.