Which Equalities Matter? / Edition 1

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Democracy and democratization are now high on the political agenda, but there is growing indifference to the gap between rich and poor. Political equalities matter more than ever, while economic inequality is accepted almost as a fact of life. It is the separation between economic and political that lies at the heart of this book.

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Editorial Reviews

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'In this important intervention, Anne Phillips, with her customaryclarity, reconnects the case for political and economic equalitywithout sacrificing the political recognition of difference. It maynot be a fashionable argument, but it is one which needs to be readand debated widely in the face of entrenched inequalities ofmaterial and political resources.' Ruth Lister, University ofLoughborough

'Anne Phillips has done it again! Which EqualitiesMatter? is at once a major theoretical contribution and asalutory political intervention.' Nancy Fraser, New School forSocial Research

'In an age of growing inequality, Anne Phillips has written atimely and important book: a politically engaged, theoreticallysophisticated, energetic and circumstantial argument for reversingthe trend. Egalitarianism finds here a wonderfully lively andskilful defender.' Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Studyin Princeton

‘An important new book.' The Guardian

'[A] welcome contribution to current debates.' Journal ofEuropean Area Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745621098
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Phillips is at the Gender Insitute, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Democracy and Equality 1

2 Taking Difference Seriously 20

3 Does Economic Equality Matter? 44

4 From Access to Recognition 74

5 Deliberation and the Republic 99

6 Equal Yet Unequal? 124

Notes 134

Bibliography 143

Index 149

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