Incentives, contract Policy and disrespect: a critical normative analysis of changes in welfare policy leading to the disrespect of ethnic minorities in Denmark

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Resumé

The purpose of this article is to contribute to the theoretical discussion concerning the good and the just by means of an empirical case. Drawing on Honneth's theory of recognition, a critical analysis of changes in Danish social and labor market policy is carried out. It is shown that discriminatory social benefits to ethnic minorities lead to feelings of disrespect among the recipients. The confrontation of theory and empirical evidence substantiates Honneth's theory on the importance of equal legal rights. At the same time, it questions Nancy Fraser's attempt to make a logical distinction between redistribution and recognition. Still, however, Fraser may be right that Honneth has too little to say about justice. Therefore, the article concludes that his theory must be supplied with a stronger notion of just procedures and, most importantly, with a concept of judgment, since rules and ethics are always interpreted by a judgment in situations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDistinktion
Vol/bind13
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)61-67
ISSN1600-910X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2012

Emneord

  • solidarity
  • recognition
  • disrespect
  • welfare
  • ethnic minorities

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