Justice must be seen to be done: organisational justice and the headscarf and burqa laws in France

Jones, Nicky (2012) Justice must be seen to be done: organisational justice and the headscarf and burqa laws in France. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 17 (2). pp. 18-28.

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This article discusses the 'affair of the headscarf' in France in 1989, its aftermath, the 2004 enactment of a secularism law forbidding students to wear visible religious signs in public schools, and the 2010 adoption of a law prohibiting the wearing of the burqa. The article examines these events and community responses to the two laws in the context of organisational justice, which looks at individual perceptions of whether organisational change is morally right or fair, and considers whether organisational justice theories may help to explain aspects of the affair of the headscarf and the issues surrounding the burqa.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright of their own materials. The IJOB, however, requests authors to provide clearance that materials may be used for educational purposes.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2012 08:58
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 23:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic headscarf; burqa; secularism; France; organisational justice
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21082

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