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Published: 14 February 2019

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199490592

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A Shot of Justice

Priority-Setting for Addressing Child Mortality

Ali Mehdi

  • It broadens the concern with the persistent problem of child mortality by framing it as a case of injustice, and not simply a technical issue of biomedical concern
  • It represents an opportunity for theories of justice to engage with the real world, not only to explore the real-life implications of their theoretical constructs, but to make a contribution to the lives of people suffering from actual injustices in their worst forms
  • It provides a robust theoretical framework not only for the analysis of child mortality and related policies from an equity perspective, but also for prioritization and resource allocation in the context of child mortality
  • It puts forward an approach which can be replicated for the analysis of other cases of injustice and policies to address them - for instance, caste discrimination and policies of affirmative action in the Indian context

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