A conceção da justiça en John Rawls
: implicações ético-políticas no quadro contextual Cabo-Verdiano

  • Elisabete de Jesus Lopes da Veiga Varela (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


According to Rawls, the conception of justice aims to build a theory establishing the priority of justice by advocating equality between men and the possibility of life in a social structure capable of reducing the differences among its members. This society should be governed by principles of justice and publicly recognized by all. Only by this way, we would be in the presence of a just society. It is through a well-ordered society by public criteria of justice that one can evaluate the institutions. Therefore, in order to reduce social and economic inequalities by defending human dignity, it is necessary to make a constitutional analysis of society, and specifically, the Cape Verdean society, in order to promote a policy that promotes more equality and equity. Due to a huge population contingency with serious problems of inequality in the distribution of goods, as well as a high poverty rate, Cape Verde becomes a country devoid of the forms of access to citizenship. As, for example, access to services, public office, rights, as well as not sharing the same conditions necessary for their survival. For this reason, this work includes analysis of the Conception of Justice in Rawls, which can contribute to the clarification and democratic reflection in Cape Verdean contextual framework.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Miguel Stadler Dias Costa (Supervisor)


  • Justice
  • Equity
  • Political liberalism
  • Public reasoning
  • Democracy
  • Social inequalities


  • Mestrado em Filosofia

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