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Title
Democratic justice: the priority of politics and the ideal of citizenship
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Abstract
In his Democratic justice and the social contract, Weale presents a distinctive contingent practice-dependent model of democratic justice that relies heavily on a condition of just social and political relations among equals. Several issues arise from this account. Under which conditions might such just social and political relations be realised? What ideal of equality is required for democratic justice? What are its implications for the political ideal of citizenship? This paper focuses on these questions as a way to critically reconsider Weales model. After presenting Weales procedural constructivism, I distinguish his model from an institutional practice-dependent model, one salient example of which is Rawlss political constructivism. This distinction allows for a formulation of the social and political equality required for justice in each case. The contingent model assumes that an equality of status will generate just social practices, yet it fails to recognise that an equality of role is also important to ensure citizens compliance. The paper ultimately seeks to show that the contingent model is insufficient to ensure that just social practices will become stable.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Critical review of international social and political philosophy. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : 2017
ISSN
1369-8230
1743-8772
Volume/pages
20:2(2017), p. 211-221
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 25.10.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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