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Spheres of justice : a defence of pluralism and equality

Author: Michael Walzer
Publisher: Oxford : Robertson, 1983.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Walzer
ISBN: 0855206837 9780855206833
OCLC Number: 10712242
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Complex equality --
Pluralism --
A theory of goods --
Dominance and monopoly --
Simple equality --
Tyranny and complex equality --
Three distributive principles --
Free exchange --
Desert --
Need --
Hierarchies and caste societies --
The setting of the argument --
2. Membership --
Members and strangers --
Analogies: neighborhoods, clubs, and families --
Territory --
"White Australia" and the claim of necessity --
Refugees --
Alienage and naturalization --
The Athenian Metics --
Guest workers --
Membership and justice --
3. Security and welfare --
Membership and need --
Communal provision --
Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries --
A medieval Jewish community --
Fair shares --
The extent of provision --
An American welfare state --
The case of medical care --
A note on charity and dependency --
The examples of blood and money --
4. Money and commodities --
The universal pander --
What money can't buy --
Conscription in 1863 --
Blocked exchanges --
What money can buy --
The marketplace --
The world's biggest department store --
Washing machines, television sets, shoes, and automobiles --
The determination of wages --
Redistributions --
Gifts and inheritance --
Gift exchange in the Western Pacific --
The gift in the Napoleonic Code --
5. Office --
Simple equality in the sphere of office --
Meritocracy --
The Chinese examination system --
The meaning of qualification --
What's wrong with nepotism? --
The reservation of office --
The case of the American blacks --
Professionalism and the insolence of office --
The containment of office --
The world of the petty bourgeoisie --
Workers' control --
Political patronage --
6. Hard work --
Equality and hardness --
Dangerous work --
Grueling work --
The Israeli kibbutz --
Dirty work --
The San Francisco scavengers --
7. Free time --
The meaning of leisure --
Two forms of rest --
A short history of vacations --
The idea of the sabbath --
8. Education --
The importance of schools --
The Aztec "House of the Young Men" --
Basic schooling: autonomy and equality --
Hillel on the roof --
The Japanese example --
Specialized schools --
George Orwell's Schooldays --
Association and segregation --
Private schools and educational vouchers --
Talent tracks --
Integration and school busing --
Neighborhood schools --
9. Kinship and Love --
The distributions of affect --
Plato's Guardians --
Family and economy --
Manchester, 1844 --
Marriage --
The civic ball --
The idea of the "Date" --
The woman question --
10. Divine grace --
The wall between church and state --
The Puritan commonwealth --
11. Recognition --
The struggle for recognition --
A sociology of titles --
Public honor and the individual desert --
Stalin's Stakhanovites --
The Nobel Prize in literature --
Roman and other triumphs --
Punishment --
Ostracism in Athens --
Preventive detention --
Self-esteem and self-respect --
12. Political power --
Sovereignty and limited government --
Blocked uses of power --
Knowledge/power --
The ship of state --
Disciplinary institutions --
Property/power --
The case of Pullman, Illinois --
Democratic citizenship --
The Athenian lottery --
Parties and primaries --
13. Tyrannies and just societies --
The relativity and the non-relativity of justice --
Justice in the twentieth century --
Equality and social change.
Responsibility: Michael Walzer.

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