On Compromise and Rotten Compromises

On Compromise and Rotten Compromises

by Avishai Margalit
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691133174

ISBN-13: 9780691133171

Pub. Date: 10/12/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Examining a wide range of examples, including the Munich Agreement, the Yalta Conference, and Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, Margalit provides a searching examination of the nature of political compromise in its various forms. Combining philosophy, politics, and history, and written in a vivid and accessible style, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises is full of

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Examining a wide range of examples, including the Munich Agreement, the Yalta Conference, and Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, Margalit provides a searching examination of the nature of political compromise in its various forms. Combining philosophy, politics, and history, and written in a vivid and accessible style, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises is full of surprising new insights about war, peace, justice, and sectarianism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691133171
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/12/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,399,868
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Why compromise? 1

1 Two pictures of political compromise 19

2 Varieties of compromise 39

3 Compromising for peace 69

4 Compromise and political necessity 89

5 The morality of rotten compromises 121

6 Sectarianism and compromise 147

Conclusion Between evil and radical evil 175

Notes 199

Index 211

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