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Property-owning democracy and the circumstances of politics


Cheneval, Francis (2013). Property-owning democracy and the circumstances of politics. In: Cheneval, Francis; Laszlo, Christoph. Property-Owning Democracy. Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft, 255-269.

Abstract

The article argues that Rawls’s property-owning democracy should not be understood as a necessary standard of democratic legitimacy. This position contradicts Rawls’s own understanding to some extent, but a rejoinder with elements of political liberalism is possible. He concedes that justice as fairness is a ‘comprehensive liberal doctrine’ and that a well ordered society affirming such a doctrine ‘contradicts reasonable pluralism’. Rawls makes clear that reasonable pluralism in combination with the burdens of judgment lead to rare unanimity in political life and to the necessity of majority and plurality voting procedures.

Abstract

The article argues that Rawls’s property-owning democracy should not be understood as a necessary standard of democratic legitimacy. This position contradicts Rawls’s own understanding to some extent, but a rejoinder with elements of political liberalism is possible. He concedes that justice as fairness is a ‘comprehensive liberal doctrine’ and that a well ordered society affirming such a doctrine ‘contradicts reasonable pluralism’. Rawls makes clear that reasonable pluralism in combination with the burdens of judgment lead to rare unanimity in political life and to the necessity of majority and plurality voting procedures.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
170 Ethics
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:06 Feb 2014 11:53
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 01:47
Publisher:Lucius & Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft
Series Name:Analyse & Kritik
Number:35
ISSN:0171-5860

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