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Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness

Joseph H. Carens


Contributes to contemporary debates about justice, multiculturalism, citizenship, and democratic theory. The book argues that the conventional liberal understanding of justice as neutrality needs to be supplemented by a conception of justice as evenhandedness. It also argues that theorists ought to pay attention to the moral wisdom that is sometimes embedded in practice. Claims about the moral relevance of culture and identity appear in many different forms in politics. There is no master principle that enables us to determine when we should respect such claims and when we should challenge the ... More

Keywords: citizenship, comparative analysis, contextual analysis, culture, democracy, evenhandedness, identity, justice, liberalism, multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297680
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198297688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph H. Carens, author
University of Toronto
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