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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality - David Miller

Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

By: David Miller (Editor), Michael Walzer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th April 1995
ISBN: 9780198279372
Number Of Pages: 320

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The essays in this book by a group of leading political theorists assess and develop the central ideas of Michael Walzer's path-breaking Spheres of Justice. Is social justice a radically plural notion, with its principles determined by the different social goods that men and women allocate to one another? Is it possible to prevent the unequal distribution of money and power from distorting the allocation of other goods? If different goods are distributed by different mechanisms, what (if any) kind of social equality is possible? Are there universal principles of jusstice which apply regardless of context? These and other related questions are pursued in depth by the contributors.
The book concludes with an important new essay by Walzer in which he reflects on the positions taken in his original book in the light of the critical appraisals presented here.

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`Excellent collection ... for anyone acquainted with Spheres of Justice, and who wants to take that acquaintanceship further, this collection is highly recommended.' Political Studies `The collection offers an excellent display of the talents of the contributors ... The contributors to this volume raise arguments that are essential to defending a theory of pluralism.' American Political Science Review `Oxford University and its Press are still a shining light in philosophical and political scholarship.' The Sunday Times

Prefacep. v
Notes On Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Equality in Post-Modern Timesp. 17
Complex Justice, Cultural Difference, and Political Communityp. 45
Spherical Justice and Global Injusticep. 67
The Empirical Study of Justicep. 81
Justice across the Spheresp. 99
Politics and the Complex Inequalities of Genderp. 120
Money and Complex Equalityp. 144
Blocked Exchanges: A Taxonomyp. 171
Complex Equalityp. 197
Against 'Complex' Equalityp. 226
Appendixp. 251
The Sociology of Complex Equalityp. 253
Responsep. 281
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780198279372
ISBN-10: 019827937X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 6th April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.52

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