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Response

Michael Walzer

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print April 1995 | ISBN: 9780198280088
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280084.003.0013
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Responding to the critical assessments of his Spheres of Justice, Michael Walzer rethinks the central aspects of the notion of complex equality. He addresses the following issues: the meaning and possibility of complex equality; the centrality of democratic citizenship; the danger of complex inequality; the injustice of current international distributions; the role of ordinary morality in distributive justice; the importance of efficiency; and the need for a historical account of social differentiation and distributive complexity.

Keywords: citizenship; complex equality; distributive complexity; distributive justice; efficiency; history; international distribution; ordinary morality; social differentiation

Chapter.  6715 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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