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Liberal Egalitarianism and Civic Republicanism: Friends or Enemies?

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199240982
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240981.003.0019
Liberal Egalitarianism and Civic Republicanism: Friends or Enemies?

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This chapter argues that civic republicanism and procedural liberalism are allies, and that exaggerating their conflict is philosophically suspect and politically counterproductive. It explains the reasons why Sandel exaggerates the differences between these two approaches. It further argues that under certain circumstances, procedural liberalism is preferable to civic republicanism.

Keywords: procedural liberalism; civic republicanism; egalitarianism; American politics; Sandel

Chapter.  9399 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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