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Ideas that matter : democracy, justice, rights

Author: Debra Satz; Annabelle Lever
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
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The essays in this volume take off from themes in the work of eminent philosopher and political scientist Joshua Cohen. Cohen is a deeply influential thinker who has written on deliberative democracy, freedom of expression, Rawlsian theory, global justice, and human rights. The essays gathered here both engage with Cohen's work and expand upon it, embodying his commitment to the idea that analytical work by  Read more...
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018061769
Named Person: Joshua Cohen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Satz; Annabelle Lever
ISBN: 9780190904951 019090495X
OCLC Number: 1080546604
Description: x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Debra Satz --
Saving democracy from ourselves : democracy as a tragedy of the commons / Archon Fung --
Collective reason or individual liberty : deliberative democracy and the protection of individual rights / Assaf Sharon --
Rousseau and the meaning of popular sovereignty / Stuart White --
Without the loving strains of commitment / Christopher Lebron --
Deliberation and university governance : the case of Brown University's diversity and inclusion plan / Richard Locke --
Accountability in an era of celebrity / Martha Nussbaum --
Exploitation in international trade / Helena De Bres --
Sovereignty and complex interdependence : some surprising implications of their compatibility / Charles Sabel --
Toward a political philosophy of human rights / Annabelle Lever --
Afterword / Joshua Cohen --
Publications of Joshua Cohen.
Responsibility: edited by Debra Satz and Annabelle Lever.

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