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Justice and Egalitarian Relations

Christian Schemmel


Why does equality matter, as a social and political value, and what does it require? Relational egalitarians argue that it does not primarily require that people receive equal distributive shares of some good, but that they relate as equals. This book develops a liberal conception of relational equality, which understands relations of non-domination and egalitarian norms of social status as stringent demands of social justice. First, it argues that expressing respect for the freedom and equality of individuals in social cooperation requires stringent protections against domination; develops a ... More

Keywords: social egalitarianism, relational equality, distributive equality, liberalism, social justice, neo-republicanism, social status, self-respect, political equality, health inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190084240
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190084240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Schemmel, author
Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Manchester