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Democracy, Equality, and Justice
     

Democracy, Equality, and Justice

by Matt Matravers, Lukas H. Meyer
 

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ISBN-10: 0415592925

ISBN-13: 9780415592925

Pub. Date: 02/09/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study of each concept. The chapters fall into four categories: on justice and democracy; justice and equality; justice and community; and justice and the future.

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In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study of each concept. The chapters fall into four categories: on justice and democracy; justice and equality; justice and community; and justice and the future. Concerns of justice unite all the chapters in this volume. However, these concerns now manifest themselves in interesting and new directions. Politically, the book confronts urgent problems of democracy, equality, community, and of how to respond to potentially catastrophic climate change. The response to these problems cannot only be pragmatic and piecemeal. What emerges are a number of interlinking questions and themes that together constitute the central core of contemporary political philosophy.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415592925
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/09/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: democracy, equality, and justice Matt Matravers and Lukas H. Meyer Justice and democracy 2. Representing future generations: political presentism and democratic trusteeship Dennis F. Thompson 3. Justice, legitimacy, and constitutional rights Wilfried Hinsch Justice and equality 4. Why equality? On justifying liberal egalitarianism Paul Kelly 5. Luck, equality and responsibility Keith Dowding 6. Coercive redistribution and public agreement: re-evaluating the libertarian challenge of charity Clare Chambers and Philip Parvin Justice and community 7. Human rights and moral cosmopolitanism Charles Jones 8. On the interrelations between domestic and global (in)justice Peter Koller 9. Cultural diversity and biodiversity: a tempting analogy David Heyd 10. Linguistic justice and the territorial imperative Philippe Van Parijs Justice and the future 11. Climate change and the duties of the advantaged Simon Caney 12. Climate justice and historical emissions Lukas H. Meyer and Dominic Roser 13. Obituary - Brian Barry: 1936–2009

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