Justice Spatiale/Spatiale Justice aims to become a forum for international debates about spatial justice, in a pluridisciplinary perspective. Any practitioner of social science can contribute, either theoretical papers or more empirical case studies: set side by side, both types of approaches are likely to gain better recognition and increased relevance.
Spatial justice, a proclaimed priority in many territorial policies, is a notion worthy of discussion and elaboration. It seems so obvious it has hardly been questioned. Yet it is as potentially fruitful as it is relatively unexplored. The objective of JSSJ journal is to provide an arena for research, debate and controversies around the idea. It builds on discussions started with the Spatial Justice Conference held at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre in March 2008, and is a response to the need felt to share thoughts about the relations between justice and space, beyond disciplinary, linguistic and cultural boundaries.