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Justice, Democracy and Reasonable Agreement


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Colin Farrelly
    Pages 25-47
  3. Colin Farrelly
    Pages 122-144
  4. Colin Farrelly
    Pages 163-177
  5. Colin Farrelly
    Pages 178-205
  6. Colin Farrelly
    Pages 206-222
  7. Colin Farrelly
    Pages 223-232
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-253

About this book


Farrelly argues against the principled paradigm of ideal theory and champions instead a virtue-oriented theory of justice entitled 'civic liberalism'. He critically assesses the main contemporary theories of justice and tackles a number of applied topics, ranging from constitutional design and free speech to welfare reform and economic incentives.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of WaterlooCanada

About the authors

COLIN FARRELLY is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is the author of An Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory (2004) and he has held academic appointments at Oxford University, Manchester University, Birmingham University and Aberdeen University.

Bibliographic information


'...a global and thought-provoking attack on ways of doing political theory that have been highly influential and with which many identify.' - Simon Birnbaum, Mind