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Social sustainable development or sustainable social development - two sides of the same coin? the structure of social justice as a normative basis for the social dimension of sustainability



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V12-N3-338-347

Volume

Volume 12 (2017), Issue 3

Pages

9

Page Range

338 - 347

Author(s)

THILO J. KETSCHAU

Abstract

The development of the social dimension of sustainability is discussed in the terminological dualism, which is essential to the concept itself: Sustainable social development (SuSoDe), addressing the idea of a socially sustainable society, and social sustainable development (SoSuDe), regarding the implementation of sustainability in the structure of society. Thereby, the precarious interdependency of both concepts becomes obvious, revealing the necessity of a multidimensional model of social justice as a normative foundation. This model is described in its functional idea as a merging point for the dualism of the development of the social dimension of sustainability and therefore as a framework for social sustainability theory.

Keywords

normative, reflexive-dialectical approach, social sustainability, social justice, social development.