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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


Political Equality

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/9780691190914.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter identifies what it means to enjoy specifically political equality. To affirm equal political status is to recognize each citizen as equally entitled to render authoritative judgments as ... More


Equality as a Social Ideal

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/9780691190914.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses how the ideal of equal status connects to democratic aspirations, and why people should take that ideal seriously. Equality of status constitutes, and is constituted by, ... More


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


Introduction

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/9780691190914.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of democracy. Democracy draws much of its political and philosophical support from its claim to be the form of government in which citizens rule ... 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


Democratic Deliberation

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/9780691190914.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how the requirement of appropriate consideration regulates institutions and practices of political deliberation. These institutions and practices do not directly determine what ... More


Oligarchic Threats

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/9780691190914.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses how the influence of wealth in political processes undermines democracy—despite formal equality in voting rights—by promoting the deliberative neglect of poorer citizens. This ... 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


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


Democratic Authority and Appropriate Consideration

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/9780691190914.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains what it is to have authority in general, and why authority claims are the relevant subject matter of a theory of political equality. This requires a different conception of ... 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


Judicial Review

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/9780691190914.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter assesses whether judicial review of legislation is compatible with political equality. Judicial review typically involves the right of some group of judges—often with very distant, if ... More


Democratic Equality

James Lindley Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals. But in today's divided public ... More


Moving the Needle

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the growing body of research on the oversized political influence of the upper class in American politics and the somewhat checkered recent history of conventional political ... More


Conclusion: The Universal and the Particular. Then and Now

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter discusses how the increasing socioeconomic inequality in the last twenty years has resulted in a negative redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top. Along with the ... More


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