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Ideas that matter, democracy, justice, rights, Debra Satz and Annabelle Lever.

In this text, leading philosophers take up three ideas that are prominent in the work of Joshua Cohen. The first idea relates to reinvigorating democracy-improving collective decision-making by free and equal citizens. The second idea found in this volume relates to confronting injustice. What reason do those who have been systematically excluded from democracy's promise have to obey the law or work together with others who have turned a blind eye on their situation? The third idea might be understood loosely in terms of political principles in an interdependent world. Where traditionally, theories of justice took the nation or the state to set the scope of principles of distributive justice, the rise of new institutions has put pressure on that bounded conception. This collection includes work by Martha Nussbaum, Charles Sabel, Stuart White, Archon Fung, and Chris Lebron, among others
Table of contents
Introduction / Debra Satz -- Saving democracy from ourselves : democracy as a tragedy of the commons / Archon Fung -- Collective reason or individual liberty : deliberative democracy and the protection of individual rights / Assaf Sharon -- Rousseau and the meaning of popular sovereignty / Stuart White -- Without the loving strains of commitment / Christopher Lebron -- Deliberation and university governance : the case of Brown University's diversity and inclusion plan / Richard Locke -- Accountability in an era of celebrity / Martha Nussbaum -- Exploitation in international trade / Helena De Bres -- Sovereignty and complex interdependence : some surprising implications of their compatibility / Charles Sabel -- Toward a political philosophy of human rights / Annabelle Lever -- Afterword / Joshua Cohen -- Publications of Joshua Cohen
Literary form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2019
Physical description
1 online resource (281 pages)
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