Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus
By (author) George Klosko
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Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus by George Klosko
Book DescriptionLiberal theory seeks agreement on political principles in spite of the moral, religious, and philosophical diversity of contemporary societies. Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus breaks new ground in developing principles from research on liberal citizen's attitudes towards rights and liberties, distributive justice, procedural justice, and religious beliefs. Because liberal citizens do not generally accept strong individual rights or strongly egalitarian principles of distributive justice, the principles of liberal consensus must be based on almost universal support for democratic political systems and democracy as a value. The details of central liberal principles, including those bearing on democracy itself, must be worked out by appropriate democratic procedures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198292340
(241mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Fifty distinguished contributors survey the entire history of political philosophy. They consider questions about how the subject should best be studied; they examine historical periods and great theorists in their intellectual contexts; and they discuss aspects of the subject that transcend periods, such as democracy, the state, and imperialism.
History of Political Theory: An Introduction, Hardback (February 2013)
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Political Obligations, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by George Klosko
This is the first in-depth study of popular attitudes towards political obligations and how these are viewed by the state. Leading political theorist George Klosko provides a full defense of a theory of political obligation based on the principle of fairness, which is widely viewed as the strongest theory of obligation currently available.
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Author Biography - George Klosko
George Klosko is Professor, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
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