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Against Equal Power

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses what is probably the most common and most influential view of political equality: the view that political equality requires institutions that guarantee citizens equality of ... More


The democratic social contract

Albert Weale

in Democratic Justice and the Social Contract

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684649
eISBN:
9780191765063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684649.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Social organization can be viewed as a form of social contract, although not all forms of such contracts are just. One way of defining just social contracts is by reference to a hypothetical social ... More


Their Lordships

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the House of Lords. The old House of Lords is a strange body which has existed since at least the 14th century. Unlike in France, only two estates emerged in Britain namely ... More


The theory of democratic social contracts

Albert Weale

in Democratic Justice and the Social Contract

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684649
eISBN:
9780191765063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684649.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A theory of the democratic social contract should offer an account of the rationality of agents, the form of equality they enjoy and the common interests around which contractual agreement converges. ... More


Justice and citizenship

Tony Fitzpatrick

in After the New Social Democracy: Social Welfare for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064760
eISBN:
9781781700433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the new social democracy's (NSD) reciprocity in relation to the concepts of justice citizenship. It proposes a concept of distributive justice that is the product of equality of ... More


The sense of democratic justice

Albert Weale

in Democratic Justice and the Social Contract

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684649
eISBN:
9780191765063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684649.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A well functioning social contract will promote the common interests of political associates. However, this does not imply political consensus among associates. Hence political institutions will need ... More


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