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Justice and Coercion in the Pandemic

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JournalNetherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy
DateAccepted/In press - 15 Oct 2021
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jan 2022
Issue number2
Volume50
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)263-269
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Coercion plays two essential roles in theories of justice. First, in assuring those who comply with the demands of justice that they are not being exploited by others who do not do so. Second, in responding to, and managing, those who are unreasonable. With respect to the first, responses to the pandemic have potentially undermined this assurance. This is true in the distributions of vaccines internationally, and in some domestic contexts in which the rich and powerful have avoided public health guidance not to travel, to isolate, and so on. With respect to the second, the article considers whether those who refuse to be vaccinated are unreasonable, and if so, what follows for how they ought to be treated.

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