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Distributions and Relations: A Hybrid Account

Parr, TA and Moles, A (2018) 'Distributions and Relations: A Hybrid Account.' Political Studies. ISSN 0032-3217

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Abstract

There is a deep divide amongst political philosophers of an egalitarian stripe. On the one hand, there are so-called distributive egalitarians, who hold that equality obtains within a political community when each of its members enjoys an equal share of the community’s resources. On the other hand, there are so-called social egalitarians, who instead hold that equality obtains within a political community when each of its members stands in certain relations to other members of the community, such non-domination and lack of oppression, for example. In this paper, we have three aims. Our first aim is to cast doubt on the helpfulness of characterizing the debate in this way. Our second aim is to reconstruct this debate in alternative and more precise terms, so that disagreements between advocates of either side are easier to evaluate. Our third aim is to advance a hybrid account that integrates element from both views.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Relational equality, distributive justice, egalitarianism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 11:43
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20932

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