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The Resource The constitution of equality : democratic authority and its limits, Thomas Christiano

The constitution of equality : democratic authority and its limits, Thomas Christiano

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The constitution of equality : democratic authority and its limits
Title
The constitution of equality
Title remainder
democratic authority and its limits
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Christiano
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the ethical basis of democracy? And what reasons do we have to go along with democratic decisions even when we disagree with them? And when do we have reason to say that we may justly ignore democratic decisions? These questions must be answered if we are to have answers to some of the most important questions facing our global community, which include whether there is a human right to democracy and whether we must attempt to spread democracy throughout the globe." "This book provides a philosophical account of the moral foundations of democracy and of liberalism. It shows how democracy and basic liberal rights are grounded in the principle of public equality, which tells us that in the establishment of law and policy we must treat persons as equals in ways they can see are treating them as equals. The principle of public equality is shown to be the fundamental principle of social justice. This account enables us to understand the nature and roles of adversarial politics and public deliberation in political life. It gives an account of the grounds of the authority of democracy. It also shows when the authority of democracy runs out. It shows how the violations of democratic and liberal rights are beyond the legitimate authority of democracy and how the creation of persistent minorities in a democratic society, and the failure to ensure a basic minimum for all persons, weaken the legitimate authority of democracy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christiano, Thomas
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC575
LC item number
.C53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Democracy
  • Liberty
Label
The constitution of equality : democratic authority and its limits, Thomas Christiano
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basis of equality -- Social justice and public equality -- Democracy as the public realization of equality -- An egalitarian conception of liberal rights -- Equality and public deliberation -- The authority of democracy -- The limits to democratic authority
Control code
182963715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780198297475
Lccn
2007049199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)182963715
Label
The constitution of equality : democratic authority and its limits, Thomas Christiano
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basis of equality -- Social justice and public equality -- Democracy as the public realization of equality -- An egalitarian conception of liberal rights -- Equality and public deliberation -- The authority of democracy -- The limits to democratic authority
Control code
182963715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780198297475
Lccn
2007049199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)182963715

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