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Democratic Equality and Respect

Kenneth Baynes

This essay explores two largely distinct discussions about equality: the 'luck egalitarian' debate concerning the appropriate metric of equality and the 'equality and difference' debate which has focused on the need for egalitarianism to consider the underlying norms in light of which the abstract principle to 'treat equals equally' operates. In the end, both of these discussions point to the importance of political equality for egalitarianism more generally and, in the concluding section, an attempt is made to show how the ideal of 'equal concern and respect' might best be pursued given the results of these important discussions.

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Democracy's Equality, Freedom, and Help

Ted Honderich

Democracy has been justified as the political system whose citizens are sovereign, which is to say most free or most equal in their political experience, participation or consent, and most likely to be benefited by economic freedoms. Most importantly, democracy is recommended as that form of government which gets things more right than any other form of government. But this traditional view, and also more recent qualifications of this view, is simply inadequate, refuted and rendered nonsensical by very real electoral, wealth, income and power inequalities in democratic societies. Nevertheless, it is this kind of hierarchic democracy, like those of the United States and the United Kingdom, whose systems of government are exactly not true to the idea that two heads are better than one and more heads better than two, which reaches to judgements about Palestine, 9/11, Iraq, 7/7 and about all that is to come after those things.

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Emancipation as social equality

Subaltern politics in contemporary India

Indrajit Roy

human emancipation from political emancipation. Whereas political emancipation entails granting formal political equality to individuals as citizens of their states, human emancipation is about the process through which individuals recognize and

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The Politics of Presence Revisited

Anne Phillips and Hans Asenbaum

Which Equality Matters? ( Phillips 1999 ) and argue that the binary between recognition and redistribution needs to be challenged. We should not think about overcoming inequality in binary and teleological terms, in which equality of recognition is

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What Do (Parties Think) Women and LGBTI Citizens Want?

Party Platforms, Gender, and Sexuality in the 2021 German Federal Election

Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

reformed its welfare state to encourage stay-at-home fathers and dual-career couples and adopted corporate board quotas for women. Over the course of Merkel's chancellorship, Germany rose almost 7 points on the 100 point European Gender Equality Index

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Equality, Proportionality, and the All-Affected Principle

Jonas Hultin Rosenberg

distinguishable but substantively related. 1 This article concerns the relation between one particular principle of inclusion, the all-affected principle, and one particular distribution scheme, political equality. As understood here, the former requires that

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A Malady of the Left and an Ethics of Communism

Badiouian Diagnosis, Lacanian Cure, Sartrean Responsibility

Andrey Gordienko

of equality to the ethical ideal of responsibility, Badiou characterises his own project as ‘a philosophy of commitment, of engagement, with a certain fidelity to Sartre, if you like, or to Marxism.’ 8 Indeed, reflecting on his youthful fascination

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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

see it as anything other than a paradox. In this article I want to address the gender question in Pentecostalism differently. My claim is that in order for the paradox to emerge, a specific idea of equality and a specific idea of gender have to be

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Gender Parity and Equality in the Sultanate of Oman

A Case in Education for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Faryal Khan and Maricel Fernandez-Carag

elimination of gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005, and achievement of gender equality in education by 2015, with a focus on ensuring girls’ full and equal access to and achievement in basic education of good quality (UNESCO 2000

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An Introduction to Egalitarian Thought and Dynamics

Knut Rio, Bruce Kapferer, and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

limits on human potential, usually oppressively so. Those orientations toward equality take many forms, articulated as they might be around notions of status, gender, leadership, redistribution of wealth, and so forth, but they are always relative to