Equality and legitimacy /
- Publication info:
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Leslie Frost Library
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- Equality and legitimacy / Wojciech Sadurski.
- Main Author:
- Sadurski, Wojciech, 1950-
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
"This book examines the relationship between the idea of legitimacy of law in a democratic system and equality, conceived in a tripartite sense: political, legal, and social. Exploring the constituent elements of the legal philosophy underlying concepts of legitimacy, this book demonstrates how a conception of democratic legitimacy is necessary for understanding and reconciling equality and political legitimacy by tracing and examining the conceptions of equality in political, legal, and social dimensions."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xii, 259 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -253) and index.
9780199545179 (hbk.)0199545170 (hbk.)
Table of Contents
- 1. Law's Legitimacy and Democracy
- Legitimacy of Law and the nullService
- Conceptionnull of Authority
- Authority and Identification of Valid Law
- nullService Conceptionnull and Democracy
- Justification and Obligation
- nullDemocracy without Valuesnull?
- nullDemocracy without valuesnull in the constitutional sense
- 2. Political Equality and Majority Rule
- Majority Rule and legitimacy: a Shortcut Link?
- Majority Rule and Intensity of Preferences
- Vote Trading and Equality
- Majority Rule, Unanimity and Equal Respect
- Majority Rule an the nullAggregation of Willsnull
- Outcomes and Procedures: nullDetachednull and nullDependentnull Conceptions of Democracy
- Equality of Influence, of Impact, and of Political Opportunity
- Equality of Political Opportunity and Majority Rule
- 3. Legal Equality
- Equality before and in the Law
- Equality in Law: A Non-Negotiable, Fundamentally Ambiguous Ideal
- nullNo Differential Treatmentnull Standard
- Per se Theories and Immutable Characteristics
- Relevance, Circularity, and Levels of Scrutiny
- Suspectness and Discrimination
- 4. Social Equality (I): The Contours of Social Equality
- Social Equality: Individualized and Collective
- nullNatural and Social Lotterynull
- Self-Ownership and the nullExtensionsnull of a Right over One's Body
- Self: Thick and Thin
- Common Pool of Natural Abilities?
- 5. Social Equality (II): Luck Egalitarianism and Its Limits
- Luck and Responsibility in nullLuck Egalitarianismnull
- Luck Egalitarianism and Moral Intuitions about Equality
- Equality of Resources, of Welfare, and the Status of Preferences
- Persons, Circumstances and Talents in Luck Egalitarianism
- Resources and Welfare: Shortening the Gap
- How Egalitarian is Luck Egalitarianism?