chapter  4
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Territorial justice

A major paradox in modern societies is revealed by contrasting the popular support for the doctrine of egalitarianism and the pervasive inequalities that characterize most populations. In this chapter we will focus on inequality in relation to (a) collective consumption, (b) exclusionary zoning, and (c) electoral geography. The underlying theme is that of territorial justice, a concept which is essentially a spatial extrapolation of Marx's dictum 'to each according to his needs'.