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Justice and Democracy : Essays for Brian Barry - Keith M. Dowding

Justice and Democracy

Essays for Brian Barry

By: Keith M. Dowding (Editor), Robert E. Goodin (Editor), Carole Pateman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd November 2004
ISBN: 9780521545433
Number Of Pages: 228

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'Justice' and 'democracy' have alternated as dominant themes in political philosophy over the last fifty years. Since its revival in the middle of the twentieth century, political philosophy has focused on first one and then the other of these two themes. Rarely, however, has it succeeded in holding them in joint focus. This volume brings together leading authors who consider the relationship between democracy and justice in a set of specially written chapters. The intrinsic justness of democracy is challenged, the relationship between justice, democracy and impartiality queried and the relationship between justice, democracy and the common good examined. Further chapters explore the problem of social exclusion and issues surrounding sub-national groups in the context of democracy and justice. Authors include Keith Dowding, Richard Arneson, Norman Schofield, Albert Weale, Robert E. Goodin, Jon Elster, David Miller, Phillip Pettit, Julian LeGrand and Russell Hardin.

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'... provides a grounded basis for the opening debate about the difficulty of promoting democracy ... What this collection of essays does, and does well, is to ask the serious questions about how democracy and democratic institutions effect and promote concepts of justice. ... the questions raised in the essays are important because they require the reader to address in a careful and considerate way what we should expect of democracy, and how, once we agree on those expectations, we should strive to achieve them.' H-Democracy
"I can only emphasize that anyone interested in the question of whether democracy is of purely instrumental value will benefit from reading all four chapters." Perspectives of Politics, Peter Stone, Stanford University

Introduction: between justice and democracy
Are democratic and just institutions the same?
Democracy is not intrinsically just
'The probability of a fit choice': US political history and voting theory
Contractarian theory, deliberative democracy and general agreement
Democracy, justice and impartiality
Mimicking impartiality
Justice, democracy and public goods
The common good
Individual choice and social exclusion
Sub-national groups and globalization
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ISBN: 9780521545433
ISBN-10: 0521545439
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 23rd November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39