Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Social and Political Philosophy – Sorting Out the Issues: Robert L. Simon (Hamilton College).
Part I: Core Principles and the Liberal Democratic State:.
1. Political Obligation and Authority: A. John Simmons (University of Virginia).
2. Liberty, Coercion, and the Limits of the State: Alan Wertheimer (University of Vermont).
3. Justice: Christopher Heath Wellman (Georgia State University).
4. Equality: Richard J. Arneson (University of California at San Diego).
5. Preferences, Rationality, and Democratic Theory: Ann E. Cudd (University of Kansas).
Part II: Liberalism, Its Critics, and Alternative Approaches:.
6. Marx's Legacy: Richard W. Miller (Cornell University).
7. Feminism and Political Theory: Virginia Held (City University of New York Graduate School and Hunter College).
8. Liberalism and the Challenge of Communitarianism: James P. Sterba (University of Notre Dame).
9. Liberal Theories and Their Critics: William Nelson (University of Houston).
Part III: Pluralism, Diversity, and Deliberation:.
10. Deliberative Democracy: James S. Fishkin (University of Texas at Austin).
11. Citizenship and Pluralism: Daniel M. Weinstock (University of Montreal).
12. The New Enlightenment: Critical Reflections on the Political Significance of Race: A. Todd Franklin (Hamilton College).
13. Religion and Liberal Democracy: Christopher J. Eberle (Concordia University-River Forest).