We are delighted to learn that Riël Vermunt (University of Leiden) has been selected for the ISJR Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be officially presented at the next biennial conference of the International Society of Justice Research, 19-22 June, 2014, in New York, at which Professor Vermunt will present an address.
“Professor Riël Vermunt of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, has over many years made significant and lasting contributions to the study of justice, specifically on procedural justice, its interrelations with distributive justice, and links to affect, self-esteem and stress. Riel was highly instrumental for the establishment of ISJR, which grew out of a series of interdisciplinary justice conferences he organised in the 1980s and an initial justice research center that he co-founded at Leiden. Riel’s commitment to justice research and ISJR has not waned since and he has been an inspiring mentor for new generations of justice researchers.” Michael Wenzel, President, International Society for Justice Research
Riël Vermunt’s new book: The Good, the Bad, and the Just: How Modern Men Shape Their World, will be available in hardback and e-format in April 2014.
Drawing on multidisciplinary findings and ideas, the book discusses fair allocation of social resources, such as goods, services and information, in a novel and integrated way. The role of the essential features of allocation behaviour: motivation, cognition and emotion, as well as morality and reactions to perceived unfairness are examined in the newly developed Justice Model. Riël Vermunt offers explanations as to why, how and to what extent, people, in an effort to attain justice, allocate social resources between self and others and among others. The book is relevant for academics and researchers working in the areas of crime, law, justice, public policy and governance.