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The constitution of equality : democratic authority and its limits

Author: Thomas Christiano
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today the question of the moral foundations of democracy is more important then ever. In this book the author helps to explain when and why democracy is important and also gives us guidance as to how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Christiano
ISBN: 9780198297475 0198297475 9780199549030 0199549036
OCLC Number: 751146138
Description: [8], 305 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Basis of Equality ; 2. Social Justice and Public Equality ; 3. Democracy as the Public Realization of Equality ; 4. An Egalitarian Conception of Liberal Rights ; 5. Equality and Public Deliberation ; 6. The Authority of Democracy ; 7. The Limits of Democratic Authority
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In the literature of political theory it is widely held that the ideals of democracy and liberal rights are in tension. Famously, Issiah Berlin argued that this tension should be accepted as a result Read more...

 
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