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Liberal equality

Author: Amy Gutmann
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Liberal Equality restores egalitarianism to political theory in a way that will forcefully challenge its critics to deeper reflection.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Gutmann
ISBN: 052122828X 9780521228282 052129665X 9780521296656
OCLC Number: 5893265
Description: xi, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Equality, liberty, and liberal theory --
ch.1 The classical liberal foundations --
Two equality assumptions --
Equal passions --
Equal rationality --
The convergence of the two equalities --
ch.2. J.S. Mill and participatory opportunity --
The Millean integration --
Political consequences of integration: a preliminary investigation --
Rational and participatory government: the tension observed --
The laissez-faire principle --
The participatory ideal expanded: economic life --
ch.3 The Fabians and their allies : the minimal welfare state and beyond --
Benthamite utilitarianism revisited --
The minimal welfare state: socialism versus liberalism? --
Two faces of socialism --
Tawney's perspective: egalitarian fellowship --
Fabians of the fifties: Crosland and Crossman --
ch.4. The relevant reasons for liberal egalitarianism --
The relevant-reasons approach --
Needs and economic distribution --
The relativism of relevant reasons --
Consent and political power --
Desert and equal opportunity --
Beyond the logic of relevant reasons --
ch.5. John Rawls and distributive equality --
Equality and the original position --
The two principles revised --
The difference principle and equality --
Self-respect and the fair value of liberty --
Rawls and utilitarianism --
ch. 6. Contemporary critics of liberal egalitarianism : left and right --
The challenge from the left --
The libertarian critique --
Distribution according to desert rejected --
Equality and the nature of justification --
ch.7. Participatory and distributive equality reintegrated --
Two faces of liberal egalitarianism, or one? --
The values of equal participation --
The argument for compulsory equal participation reexamined --
Participation beyond the strictly political --
Community control of schools --
Realms of participation and realms of constitutional principle --
Industrial democracy --
Bureaucracy, professionalism, and participation --
Participation and popular sovereignty --
Conclusion: The limits of liberal egalitarian politics.
Responsibility: Amy Gutmann.
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