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Republic of equals : predistribution and property-owning democracy

Author: Alan Thomas
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Series: Oxford political philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of property-owning democracy argues that a society in which capital is universally accessible to all citizens uniquely meets the demands of justice. It defends a renovated form of capitalism in which the free market is no longer a threat to social democratic values, but is potentially convergent with them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Thomas
ISBN: 9780190602116 0190602112
OCLC Number: 956379092
Description: xxiv, 445 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Rawls, republicanism, and liberal-republicanism --
Justice, Pareto, and equality --
G.A. Cohen's neo-Marxist critique of Rawls --
Liberal-republicanism and the basic liberties --
Three forms of republican egalitarianism --
A liberal-republican economic system --
Rawl's critique of welfare-state capitalism --
Property-owning democracy versus market socialism --
Toward a pluralistic commonwealth --
Classical liberalism and property-owning democracy --
A realistic utopianism? --
Inequality and globalism --
Conclusion : nothing is obvious.
Series Title: Oxford political philosophy.
Responsibility: Alan Thomas.

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