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Equality by Stuart M. White
Book DescriptionThe demand for equality is central to modern politics. But what exactly do we mean by equality? Does it threaten other important values? Is it a demand we should support or question? This highly accessible book provides an engaging introduction to the concept of equality and to the debates, historical and contemporary, that surround it. It explains and critically considers how the demand for equality arises in different spheres. In the political sphere, it explores the relationship between equality and democracy. In the economic and social spheres, it explores the ideal of meritocracy and more radical theories of egalitarian justice developed in the works of John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin. In the legal sphere, the book discusses the challenges that feminism and multiculturalism pose to conventional conceptions of equal citizenship. It concludes with an examination of whether equality should go global, and by analyzing contemporary arguments for and against the continuing relevance of equality to the political life of affluent democracies. Throughout, the book considers the tensions internal to the demand for equality and between equality and other important values such as liberty and efficiency. Drawing on political philosophy, sociology and the history of political thought, the book will be of interest to students and researchers in philosophy and the social sciences and anyone interested in the values that animate democratic political life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745627731
(223mm x 145mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stuart M. White
Equality, Paperback (October 2006)
The demand for equality is central to modern politics. But what exactly do we mean by equality? Does it threaten other important values? Is it a demand we should support or question? This highly accessible book provides an engaging introduction to the concept of equality and to the debates, historical and contemporary, that surround it.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine, Paperback (December 2004)
A one-stop reference for all medical professionals who encounter ethicolegal problems during their management of patients.
Civic Minimum, Hardback (February 2003)
In this highly relevant and important contribution to the debate on the future of the welfare state, Stuart White reconsiders the principles of economic citizenship appropriate to a democratic society, and explores the radical implications of these principles for public policy.
Fundamentals of Perioperative Management, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Stuart M. White
This new title provides a concise, one-stop reference for anaesthetic trainees, surgical trainees and medical undergraduates.
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Author Biography - Stuart M. White
Stuart White is Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Jesus College, Oxford.
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