Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Book review by Lungani Hlongwa Abstract: Algorithms are almost everywhere. They decide who gets the mortgage loan and who doesn’t; who gets hired and gets fired; who gets released from prison, and who should serve longer. Today, it is tough to imagine a sphere that has not embraced algorithmic power. …

Rawls vs Sen: An Idea of Justice

Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract: The article explores the concept of justice as articulated by Amartya Sen in his lesser-known work The Idea of Justice. Political philosophy has been enriched by the ongoing debate about the idea of justice. There is a consensus regarding the desirability of justice but no agreement …

Prospects for Justice in India’s Socio-environmental Conflicts

Article by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: According to Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), India has the most socio-environmental conflicts in the world. EJAtlas is an interactive map that documents environmental conflicts around the world. Although the map does not provide a comprehensive list of conflicts, it does provide enough data to draw conclusions. …