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Democracy as the Public Realization of Equality

Thomas Christiano

in The Constitution of Equality: Democratic Authority and Its Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198297475
eISBN:
9780191716867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297475.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter argues that democracy is grounded in the principle of public equality defended in the first two chapters. Thinking of the grounds of democracy in this way helps us understand the sense ... More


Political Equality and Fair Representation

Anne Phillips

in The Politics of Presence

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294153
eISBN:
9780191600098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294158.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Considers whether a case for ensuring the equal representation of women and men or proportionate representation of ethnic minority groups can be extracted from the twin democratic principles of ... More


The Legitimacy of the International Legal System

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Completes the second part of the book, and relies on the conception of political legitimacy delineated in Ch. 5 to advance a justice‐based, rather than a consent‐based, account of system legitimacy: ... More


Democratic Publics and Democratic Institutions

Russell J. Dalton, Bruce E. Cain, and Susan E. Scarrow

in Democracy Transformed?: Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199264995
eISBN:
9780191603259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264996.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter evaluates the evidence of institutional change presented in previous chapters in terms of Robert Dahl’s criteria for judging democracy: inclusion, political equality, enlightened ... More


Equality and Legitimacy

Wojciech Sadurski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545179
eISBN:
9780191719905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545179.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

It is often claimed — correctly, in the opinion of the author of this book — that a legitimate government must treat all citizens not just with a measure of concern but with equal concern. This ... More


Distributive Justice, Participative Justice, and the Principle of Prima Facie Political Equality

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Environmental Justice: Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152036
eISBN:
9780199833665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152034.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Using case studies focusing on offshore oil development, especially in siting decisions, the chapter analyzes and defends the concept of prima facie political equality. It shows how threats to ... More


Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Joseph Chan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method ... More


The Right to have Rights as Citizenship

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 3 examines the right to have rights in terms of citizenship: membership of the political community. Arendt’s conception of citizenship forms the starting point of the analysis, and the ... More


Active Equality in Contemporary Politics

Todd May

in The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635320
eISBN:
9780748671922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635320.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns toward the political situation, asking what contribution this new idea of political equality can make in thinking about and acting in the state of the current world. The theory of ... More


Action Delayed

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

By the time of the revolutions in America and France, and of the rapid development in the British economy, changes of outlook had been brought about that prepared influential sectors of society for ... More


Indian Democracy: Cognitive Maps

Neera Chandhoke and Rajesh Kumar

in Political Science: Volume 2: Indian Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198084952
eISBN:
9780199082414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084952.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Based on a review of literature written in the first decade of the twenty-first century until the 1990s, this chapter examines the factors that contributed to the success of democracy in India. It ... More


A Democratic Theory of Imprisonment

Peter Ramsay

in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190243098
eISBN:
9780190243104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243098.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The chapter provides a sketch of a democratic theory of imprisonment. It explains the failure of the liberal idea of proportionality to provide adequate limits on the severity of punishment. It ... More


Five types of inequality

Ferdinand Mount

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter's author caused a stir with his 2004 book Mind the gap, which acknowledged widening social inequalities. The chapter progresses the argument by suggesting that although strides were made ... More


Kant, Retributivism, and Civic Respect

Sarah Holtman

in Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752232
eISBN:
9780199895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752232.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on recasting the retributivism of Immanuel Kant, grounding it in his demands for civic respect and political equality. Historically, many have thought of Kant’s account of the ... More


“In All Countries Such Distinctions Are Odious: In None More So Than This”: Political Equality in the Early Republic

Jason K. Duncan

in Citizens or Papists?: The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225125
eISBN:
9780823236930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225125.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Catholics' efforts to attain political equality. The intense competition between Republican factions and the growing Catholic population, along with a ... More


Confronting the Puzzle1

in The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Women's political equality in terms of their representation as elected leaders in the United States is a serious problem and also a puzzle. In terms of women's political representation, the United ... More


The Trilemma of Democratic Reform

James S. Fishkin

in When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604432
eISBN:
9780191803574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604432.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the definitions of three democratic values — deliberation, political equality, and participation — and how they pose a predictable pattern of conflict. Attempts to realize any ... More


Aging, Equality, and Confucian Selves

Steven F. Geisz

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0028
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which a Confucian valuation of and deference to the elderly might challenge and inform liberal democracy. It first asks whether there is any plausible alternative to ... More


Conclusion

Lynn Dobson

in Supranational Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719069529
eISBN:
9781781702154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069529.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Working in normative theory, the book presents a new theory of citizenship simpliciter: as an institutional role permitting moral agency within a complex and differentiated institutional space. ... More


The Evolution of Wealth and Mutual Concern: Democracy or Revolution?

Nicole Hassoun

in Wealth: NOMOS LVIII

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479827008
eISBN:
9781479849291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827008.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers one way of justifying constraints on wealth that appeals to the importance of doing so to promote social democracy. The argument suggests that a broad distribution of wealth is ... More


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