Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New book on Rawls and Property-Owning Democracy

Property-Owning Democracy
Rawls and Beyond

Ed. by Martin O'Neill & Thad Williamson

(Wiley-Blackwell, March 2012)

336 pages


Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond features a collection of original essays that represent the first extended treatment of political philosopher John Rawls' idea of a property-owning democracy.

Content [preview]

Foreword - Joshua Cohen & Joel Rogers

Introduction - Martin O'Neill & Thad Williamson

Part One: Property-Owning Democracy: Theoretical Foundations

1. Justice or Legitimacy, Barricades or Public Reason? - Simone Chambers
2. Property-Owning Democracy: A Short History - Ben Jackson
3. Public Justification and the Right to Private Property - Corey Brettschneider
4. Free (and Fair) Markets without Capitalism - Martin O'Neill
5. Property-Owning Democracy, Liberal Republicanism, and the Idea of an Egalitarian Ethos - Alan Thomas
6. Property-Owning Democracy and Republican Citizenship - Stuart White

Part Two: Interrogating Property-Owning Democracy: Work, Gender, Political Economy

7. Work, Ownership, and Productive Enfranchisement - Nien-he Hsieh
8. Care, Gender, and Property-Owning Democracy - Ingrid Robeyns
9. Nurturing the Sense of Justice - Waheed Hussain
10. Property-Owning Democracy or Economic Democracy? - David Schweickart

Part Three: Toward a Practical Politics of Property-Owning Democracy: Program and Politics

11. Realizing Property-Owning Democracy - Thad Williamson
12. The Empirical and Policy Linkage between Primary Goods, Human Capital, and Financial Capital - Sonia Sodha
13. The Pluralist Commonwealth and Property-Owning Democracy - Gar Alperovitz
14. Is Property-Owning Democracy a Politically Viable Aspiration? - Thad Williamson

Martin O'Neill is Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy in the Department of Politics at the University of York.

Thad Williamson is Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, University of Richmond.

See also Martin's O'Neill's paper:
"Liberty, Equality and Property-Owning Democracy" (2009, pdf)

And Martin O'Neill & Thad Williamson:
"Property-Owning Democracy and the Demands of Justice" (2009, pdf).

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