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Sovereign virtue : the theory and practice of equality

Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Equality is the endangered species of political ideals. Even left-of-centre politicians reject equality as an ideal. In this text, Ronald Dworkin insists, to the contrary, that equality is the indispensable virtue of democratic sovereignty.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dworkin, R. M.
Sovereign virtue.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606356532
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Dworkin
ISBN: 0674002199 9780674002197
OCLC Number: 43245498
Description: 511 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Equality of welfare --
Equality of resources --
The place of liberty --
Political equality --
Liberal community --
Equality and the good life --
Equality and capablity --
Justice and the high cost of health --
Justice, insurance, and luck --
Free speech, politics, and the dimensions of democracy --
Affirmative action: does it work? --
Affirmative action: is it fair? --
Playing God: genes, clones, and luck --
Sex, death, and the courts.
Responsibility: Ronald Dworkin.

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Equality is the endangered species of political ideals. Even left-of-centre politicians reject equality as an ideal. In this text, Ronald Dworkin insists, to the contrary, that equality is the indispensable virtue of democratic sovereignty.

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