The Law of Peoples: with

The Law of Peoples: with "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited" / Edition 1

by John Rawls
     
 

The Law of Peoples extends the idea of a social contract to the Society of Peoples and lays out the general principles that can and should be accepted as the standard for regulating a society's behavior toward another. In particular, it draws a crucial distinction between basic human rights and the rights of each citizen of a liberal constitutional democracy.See more details below

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The Law of Peoples extends the idea of a social contract to the Society of Peoples and lays out the general principles that can and should be accepted as the standard for regulating a society's behavior toward another. In particular, it draws a crucial distinction between basic human rights and the rights of each citizen of a liberal constitutional democracy. Rawls explores the terms under which such a society may appropriately wage war against an "outlaw society," and discusses the moral grounds for rendering assistance to non-liberal societies burdened by unfavorable political and economic conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005426
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
320,487
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The First Part of Ideal Theory

The Law of Peoples as Realistic Utopia

Why Peoples and Not States?

Two Original Positions

The Principles of the Law of Peoples

Democratic Peace and Its Stability

Society of Liberal Peoples: Its Public Reason

The Second Part of Ideal Theory

Toleration of Nonliberal Peoples

Extension to Decent Hierarchical Peoples

Decent Consultation Hierarchy

Human Rights

Comments on Procedure of the Law of Peoples

Concluding Observations

Nonideal Theory

Just War Doctrine: The Right to War

Just War Doctrine: Conduct of War

Burdened Societies

On Distributive Justice among Peoples

Conclusion

Public Reason and the Law of Peoples

Reconcilation to Our Social World

THE IDEA OF PUBLIC REASON REVISITED

The Idea of Public Reason

The Content of Public Reason

Religion and Public Reason in Democracy

The Wide View of Public Political Culture

On the Family as Part of the Basic Structure

Questions about Public Reason

Conclusion

Index

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