Res Publica

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 259–264

Not Yet Making Sense of Political Toleration


DOI: 10.1007/s11158-012-9177-3

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Balint, P. Res Publica (2012) 18: 259. doi:10.1007/s11158-012-9177-3


A growing number of theorists have argued that toleration, at least in its traditional sense, is no longer applicable to liberal democratic political arrangements—especially if these political arrangements are conceived of as neutral. Peter Jones has tried make sense of political toleration while staying true to its more traditional (disapproval yet non-prevention) meaning. In this article, while I am sympathetic to his motivation, I argue that Jones’ attempt to make sense of political toleration is not successful.


TolerationPolitical tolerationNeutralityPeter Jones

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of New South WalesCanberraAustralia