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Equality and Legitimacy

Author: Wojciech Sadurski
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the relationship between the idea of legitimacy of law in a democratic system and equality. It seeks to demonstrate how a conception of democratic legitimacy is necessary for understanding and reconciling equality and political legitimacy.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wojciech Sadurski
ISBN: 9780199545179 0199545170 9780191719905 0191719900
OCLC Number: 611899535
Description: 1 online resource (280 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Law's Legitimacy and Democracy ; Legitimacy of Law and the "Service Conception" of Authority ; Authority and Identification of Valid Law ; "Service Conception" and Democracy ; Justification and Obligation ; "Democracy without Values"? ; "Democracy without values" in the constitutional sense ; Conclusion ; 2. Political Equality and Majority Rule ; Majority Rule and legitimacy: a Shortcut Link? ; Majority Rule and Intensity of Preferences ; Vote Trading and Equality ; Majority Rule, Unanimity and Equal Respect ; Majority Rule an the "Aggregation of Wills" ; Outcomes and Procedures: "Detached" and "Dependent" Conceptions of Democracy ; Equality of Influence, of Impact, and of Political Opportunity ; Equality of Political Opportunity and Majority Rule ; Conclusion ; 3. Legal Equality ; Equality before and in the Law ; Equality in Law: A Non-Negotiable, Fundamentally Ambiguous Ideal ; The "No Differential Treatment" Standard ; Per se Theories and Immutable Characteristics ; Relevance, Circularity, and Levels of Scrutiny ; Suspectness and Discrimination ; Conclusion ; 4. Social Equality (I): The Contours of Social Equality ; Social Equality: Individualized and Collective ; "Natural and Social Lottery" ; Self-Ownership and the "Extensions" of a Right over One's Body ; Self: Thick and Thin ; Common Pool of Natural Abilities? ; Conclusion ; 5. Social Equality (II): Luck Egalitarianism and Its Limits ; Luck and Responsibility in "Luck Egalitarianism" ; Luck Egalitarianism and Moral Intuitions about Equality ; Equality of Resources, of Welfare, and the Status of Preferences ; Persons, Circumstances and Talents in Luck Egalitarianism ; Resources and Welfare: Shortening the Gap ; How Egalitarian is Luck Egalitarianism?
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