The Institutions of Equality

  • Nicolò Bellanca

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nicolò Bellanca
    Pages 1-35
  3. Nicolò Bellanca
    Pages 37-89
  4. Nicolò Bellanca
    Pages 91-145
  5. Nicolò Bellanca
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  6. Nicolò Bellanca
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


In the twentieth century there were two great political and social paradigms, the liberal-democratic and the libertarian (in its various socialist, anarchist, and communist delineations). The central idea of the first approach is isonomy: the exclusion of any discrimination on the basis that legal rights are afforded equally to all people. The central idea of the second approach is rather to acknowledge and address a broader spectrum of known inequalities. Such an approach, Bellanca argues, allows the pursuit of pluralism as well as a more realistic and complex view of what equality is. Here he analyzes the main economic and political institutions of an isocratic society, and in so doing, effectively outlines how a utopian society can be structurally and anthropologically realized.

This book is ideal reading for an audience interested in the critique of contemporary capitalism through a renewed perspective of democratic socialism and leftist libertarianism.


Institutions of equality Post-capitalism Left-Libertarianism Post-democracy Labour-Capital Partnership Economic institutions of Isocracy Political institutions of Isocracy Economic philosophy Political philosophy Isocracy Classical Liberalism Democratic socialism Contemporary capitalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicolò Bellanca
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  1. 1.University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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