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Liberalism, Justice, and Markets: A Critique of Liberal Equality

Colin M. Macleod


This book presents a systemic and definitive critique of Ronald Dworkin's highly influential theory of liberal equality. Focusing on the connection Dworkin attempts to establish between economic markets and liberal equality, the book examines Dworkin's contention that markets have an indispensable role to play in the articulation of liberal ideals of distributive justice, individual liberty, and state neutrality. The book also examines the issues concerning individual responsibility and entitlement as well as the nature of justice with respect to persons with disabilities. The author argues th ... More

Keywords: disabilities, distributive justice, Ronald Dworkin, entitlement, equality of resources, individual responsibility, liberal equality, liberty, markets, neutrality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293972
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198293976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin M. Macleod, author
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

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