Class Consciousness and the Struggle for Economic Justice
Political philosophers have developed systematic accounts of the correct principles of economic justice and proposed elaborate institutional schemes to put these principles into practice. But they have had comparatively little to say about what shape the political struggle necessary to realize these principles and institutions ought to take.
My thesis defends the idea that raising the class consciousness of victims of economic injustice is a desirable way to advance the project of egalitarian social change. It also argues that activist practices such as municipal politics and political education can play an important role in building different facets of this consciousness.