Conclusion: The Politics of Fair Reciprocity

Stuart White

in The Civic Minimum

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198295051
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600319 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 Conclusion: The Politics of Fair Reciprocity

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This chapter addresses the question of whether a politics of fair reciprocity, aimed at enacting the civic minimum, would be feasible in capitalist societies such as Britain or the United States. It contests two versions forms of feasibility scepticism: globalisation scepticism and populist scepticism. It then presents some closing comments about intergenerational equity, international equity, and the civic minimum.

Keywords: fair reciprocity; politics; civic minimum

Chapter.  9276 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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