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Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing

Matthew Clayton


This book defends a particular liberal conception of justice and legitimacy, and applies it to certain issues concerning the upbringing of children. It begins by offering an account of liberal political morality that draws on the work of Rawls and Dworkin. It then defends the claim that the distribution of childrearing rights should be sensitive to the interests of both children and parents. With respect to the issue of whether it is permissible to impart controversial values to children, a distinction is drawn between shaping children’s political motivations and enrolling them into disputed c ... More

Keywords: justice, legitimacy, education, children, Rawls, childrearing, religion, citizenship, age of majority

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268948
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199268940.001.0001


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Matthew Clayton, author
Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Warwick
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