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The distinction between affirmation and transformation can be applied, first of all, to the perspective of distributive justice. In this perspective, the paradigmatic example of an affirmative strategy is the liberal welfare state, which aims to redress maldistribution through income transfers. Relying heavily on public assistance, this approach seeks to increase the consumption share of the disadvantaged, while leaving intact the underlying economic structure. In contrast, the classic example of a transformative strategy is socialism. Here the aim is to redress unjust distribution at the root--by transforming the framework that generates it. Far from simply altering the end-state distribution of consumption shares, this approach would change the division of labor, the forms of ownership, and other deep structures of the economic system.

she says later that affirmative strategies can actually promote misrecognition (e.g., liberal welfare state programs that mark the poor as "needy")

—p.74 Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics: Redistribution, Recognition, and Participation (7) by Nancy Fraser 6¬†years, 5¬†months ago