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The Civic MinimumOn the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship$
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Stuart White

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295051

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198295057.001.0001

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The Reciprocity Principle

The Reciprocity Principle

(p.49) Chapter 3 The Reciprocity Principle
The Civic Minimum

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This chapter discusses a substantive economic reciprocity principle, referred to as the fair-dues conception of reciprocity. It argues that the satisfaction of this principle should be a requirement of justice. The basic idea of the fair-dues concept is that when the institutions that govern economic life are sufficiently fair in terms of the opportunities and awards they afford for productive contribution, citizens who claim the large share of the social product available to them under these institutions should make a decent productive contribution to the community in return.

Keywords:   substantive economic reciprocity principle, fair dues, justice

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