Morton Deutsch Award

The International Society for Justice Research will present this award annually for the best article published in Social Justice Research every year, with preference given to contributions from investigators who are early in their research careers. The winner will be chosen by a committee that includes the editor-in-chief and two associate editors of Social Justice Research

This award is named after one of ISJR’s most prolific and influential contributors, Morton Deutsch.

2021 Winner:
Nina Jany  (2021). The “Economic Battle” Now and Then: (E)valuation Patterns of Distributive Justice in Cuban State‑Socialism. Social Justice Research, 34, 317–341.

  • "Although egalitarian conceptions of social justice at the beginning of the Cuban revolution in the early 1960s still seems to be an important key word of Havana’s official revolutionary rhetoric, there is now a growing ideational emphasis on (economic) performance criteria, material progress, and efficiency. Nina Jany contributes to social justice research by applying and extending conceptions of distributive justice to the Cuban case. Her analysis serves as a reminder that, as equality may be conceptualized in a variety of ways, miscommunication must be avoided by being explicit about the specific (sub)type of equality at hand, be this in state-socialist or market-capitalist contexts. Moreover, the conceptual distinction of actual and just rewards may remind us that any conception of a just distribution (egalitarian or needs-based) is likely to be accompanied by actual unequal outcomes. The results from Nina’s analysis of the Cuban case provide examples of how such inequalities are justified or criticized in both the early 1960s and the 2010s by referring to different (e)valuation patterns."  Congratulations Nina!

    • Kjell Törnblom & Ali Kazemi, Editors-in-Chief, Social Justice Research

2020 Winner:
Mathias Twardawski, Karen T. Y. Tang & Benjamin E. Hilbig  (2020). Is it all about retribution? The flexibility of punishment goals. Social Justice Research, 33, 195-218. 

2019 Winner:
Raul Magni-Berton (2019). Is perceived equal opportunity corrosive for support for equal outcomes? Individual-based evidence. Social Justice Research, 32, 403-430. 

2018 Winner:
Cristian Timmermann (2018). Contributive Justice: An Exploration of a Wider Provision of Meaningful Work. Social Justice Research, 31, 85-111. 
2017 Winner:
Nemanja Batrićević & Levente Littvay (2017). A Genetic Basic of Economic Egalitarianism. Social Justice Research, 30(4), 408-437. 
2016 Winner:
Phyllis A. Siegel, Joel Brockner, Batia M. Wiesenfeld, & Zhi Lui (2016). Non-contingent success reduces people's desire for processes that adhere to principles to fairness. Social Justice Research, 29(4), 375-401.
2015 Winner:
Laura A. McKinney & Gregory M. Fulkerson (2015). Gender equality and climate justice: A cross-national analysis. Social Justice Research, 28, 293-317.
2014 Winner:
Jessica M. Nicklin, Laurel A. McNall, Christopher P. Cerasoli, Sarah R. Strahan & Jennifer A. Cavanaugh (2014). The role of overall organizational justice perceptions within the four-dimensional framework. Social Justice Research, 27, 243-270.
2013 Winner:
Michael T. Parker & Ronnie Janoff-Bulman (2013). Lessons from morality-based social identity: The power of outgroup “hate”, not just ingroup “love”. Social Justice Research, 26, 81-96.

2012 Winner:
Annemarie Loseman & Kees van den Bos (2012). A self-regulation hypothesis of coping with an unjust world: Ego-depletion and self-affirmation as underlying aspects of blaming an innocent victim. Social Justice Research, 25, 1-13.

2011 Winner:
Kathleen  Otto, Anna Baumert, & D. Ramona Bobocel (2011). Cross-Cultural Preferences for Distributive Justice Principles: Resource Type and Uncertainty Management. Social Justice Research, 24, 255-277.

2010 Winner:
C. Daryl Cameron, B. Keith Payne, and Joshua Knobe (2010). Do Theories of Implicit Race Bias Change Moral Judgments? Social Justice Research, 23, 272-289.
2009 Winner:
Christopher M. Federico, Corrie V. Hunt., and Damla Ergun (2009). Political Expertise, Social Wordviews, and Ideology: Translating ’Competitive Jungles’ and ’Dangerous Worlds’ into Ideological Reality. Social Justice Research, 22, 259-279.

2008 Winner:
Felicia Pratto, Adam Pearson, I-Ching Lee, and Tamar Saguy (2008). Power Dynamics in an Experimental Game. Social Justice Research, 21, 377-407.

2007 Winner:
Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham (2007).  When morality opposes justice: Conservatives have moral intuitions that liberals may not recognize. Social Justice Research, 20, 98-116.

2007 Honorable Mention:
Mitchell J. Callan, Nathaniel G. Powell, and John H. Ellard (2006). The consequences of victim physical attractiveness on reactions to injustice: The role of observers' belief in a just world. Social Justice Research, 20, 433-456.
2006 Winner:
Sarah F. Brosnan (2006). Nonhuman species’ reactions to inequity and their implications for fairness. Social Justice Research,19, 153-185.

2006 Honorable Mention:
Michael Wenzel (2006).  A letter from the tax office: Compliance effects on informational and interactional fairness. Social Justice Research, 19, 354 – 364.

2005 Winner:
Laurie T. O’Brien & Christian S. Crandall (2005). Perceiving Self-Interest: Power, Ideology, and Maintenance of the Status Quo. Social Justice Research, 18, 1-24.

2004 Winner:
Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta (2004). Implicit Ingroup Favoritism, Outgroup Favoritism, and Their Behavioral Manifestations. Social Justice Research, 17, 143-169.