"Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought." John Rawls, A Theory of Justice (revised edn, Boston MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), p. 3
Who we are
The International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to research on justice and related phenomena of morality and ethics. Justice is a concept with vast relevance to social life and can be studied at various levels of analysis, including intraindividual processes and individual decision-making, interpersonal and intergroup relations, organizations and institutions, as well as society, politics, and culture. ISJR fosters international and interdisciplinary collaboration and promotes exchange of new ideas, research, and theories relevant to justice and related phenomena. ISJR facilitates such collaboration and exchange through the conduct of biennial scientific conferences, the publication of a scientific journal (Social Justice Research), regular newsletters, and informal discussion by means of a listserv.
We invite all scholars interested in justice or related areas of research to join the International Society for Justice Research and get involved in the Society's activities.
News and Announcements
The winners of this year’s Morton Deutsch Award for the best article published in Social Justice Research are Annemarie Loseman and Kees van den Bos for their article:
Loseman, A. & van den Bos, K. (2012). A self-regulation hypothesis of coping with an unjust world: Ego-depletion and self-affirmation as underlying aspects of blaming an innocent victim. Social Justice Research, 25, 1-13.
The ISJR 15th Biennial Conference will be held on June 19-22, 2014, at New York University, organized by Professor John Jost. More details soon.