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Ideas That Matter: Democracy, Justice, Rights

Debra Satz and Annabelle Lever


In this book, leading philosophers take up three ideas that are prominent in the work of Joshua Cohen. The first idea relates to reinvigorating democracy—improving collective decision-making by free and equal citizens. The second idea found in this volume relates to confronting injustice. What reason do those who have been systematically excluded from democracy’s promise have to obey the law or work together with others who have turned a blind eye on their situation? The third idea might be understood loosely in terms of political principles in an interdependent world. Where traditionally, the ... More

Keywords: Democracy, justice, rights, equality, affirmative action, global justice, freedom of expression, participation, sexual harassment, sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190904951
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190904951.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debra Satz, editor
Vernon R. & Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University

Annabelle Lever, editor
Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris

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Debra Satz

Part One Reinvigorating Democracy

Part Two Confronting Injustice

Part Three Principles for an Interdependent World