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The dialogue of justice: toward a self-reflective society

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The dialogue of justice: toward a self-reflective society
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The dialogue of justice: toward a self-reflective society
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eng
Summary
People around the world are agitating for democracy and individual rights, but there is no consensus on a theory of liberal democracy that might guide them. What are the first principles of a just society? What political theory should shape public policy in such a society? In this book, James S. Fishkin offers a new basis for answering these questions by proposing the ideal of a "self-reflective society"--A political culture in which citizens are able to decide their own fate through unconstrained dialogue. Fishkin offers a comprehensive critique of liberal political theories that do not satisfy the requirements for a self-reflective society. He then explains his own theory of liberalism, showing that the freely self-examining society he advocates can provide the key to issues of political legitimacy and social justice. Fishkin proposes practical applications of his theory that would lead to more participatory democracy. Among these are deliberative opinion polls that would allow ordinary citizens to explore issues directly with candidates before elections, and vouchers that would allow them to organize representation for their interests. Fishkin examines a broad range of topics from the fresh perspective of a self-reflective society: utility and its limits, justice between generations, conflicting ideals of democracy, equal opportunity, the connections between theory and public policy, the notion of moral progress, and the bases for political obligation. His book makes a new contribution to central debates in moral, political, and legal philosophy
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Fishkin, James S
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Justice
  • Liberalism
  • Social justice
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The dialogue of justice: toward a self-reflective society
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-232) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The Limits of Systematic Justice -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. The Problem of Value -- 1.3. The Problem of Value Continued: Future Generations -- 1.4. Structure: Problems of Progress -- 1.5. Assignment: Conflicting Visions of Equal Opportunity -- 1.6. Democracy and Progress -- pt. 2. Strategies of Reconstruction -- 2.1. Criteria for an Acceptable Theory -- 2.2. Beyond Intuitionism -- 2.3. Political Thought Experiments -- 2.4. Category 1: The Quest for Consent -- 2.5. Category 2: Realistic Hypotheticals -- 2.6. Category 3: Impartial Decision Procedures -- 2.7. More on Category 3: Preference, Utility, and the Good -- pt. 3. The Ideal of a Self-Reflective Society -- 3.1. Toward Reconstruction -- 3.2. The Legitimacy Problem -- 3.3. Legitimacy and Obligation -- 3.4. Liberty of Political Culture -- 3.5. The Conditions of Activist Liberty -- 3.6. Representation Vouchers and Deliberative Opinion Polls -- 3.7. Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780300051124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The dialogue of justice: toward a self-reflective society
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-232) and 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
pt. 1. The Limits of Systematic Justice -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. The Problem of Value -- 1.3. The Problem of Value Continued: Future Generations -- 1.4. Structure: Problems of Progress -- 1.5. Assignment: Conflicting Visions of Equal Opportunity -- 1.6. Democracy and Progress -- pt. 2. Strategies of Reconstruction -- 2.1. Criteria for an Acceptable Theory -- 2.2. Beyond Intuitionism -- 2.3. Political Thought Experiments -- 2.4. Category 1: The Quest for Consent -- 2.5. Category 2: Realistic Hypotheticals -- 2.6. Category 3: Impartial Decision Procedures -- 2.7. More on Category 3: Preference, Utility, and the Good -- pt. 3. The Ideal of a Self-Reflective Society -- 3.1. Toward Reconstruction -- 3.2. The Legitimacy Problem -- 3.3. Legitimacy and Obligation -- 3.4. Liberty of Political Culture -- 3.5. The Conditions of Activist Liberty -- 3.6. Representation Vouchers and Deliberative Opinion Polls -- 3.7. Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780300051124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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