A Critique of Freedom and Equality

This unusual book will appeal to students and scholars of political theory, the history of ideas, sociology and philosophy.

Author: John Charvet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521237277

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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Mr Charvet's book is about the grounds of ethical life, or the nature and basis of our ethical obligations. He begins with an extended criticism of individualist theories; he also considers the theories of Hegel and Marx, which, like his own, are critical of individualist conceptions. He develops an original account of the grounds of ethical life that successfully integrates the particular and communal elements of individuality, and he shows how this conception requires specific forms of social and political life. This unusual book will appeal to students and scholars of political theory, the history of ideas, sociology and philosophy.

Freedom Equality and Justice in Islam

The work also looks at more recent contributions by Muslim jurists who have advanced fresh interpretations of freedom, equality and justice in the light of the changing realities of contemporary Muslim societies.

Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Publisher:

ISBN: 1903682010

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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In Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam, M H Kamali presents the reader with an analysis of the three concepts of freedom, equality and justice from an Islamic point of view and their manifestations in the religious, social, legal and political fields. The author discusses the evidence to be found for these concepts in the Qur'an and Sunna, and reviews the interpretations of the earlier schools of law. The work also looks at more recent contributions by Muslim jurists who have advanced fresh interpretations of freedom, equality and justice in the light of the changing realities of contemporary Muslim societies. Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam is part of a series dedicated to the fundamental rights and liberties in Islam and should be read in conjunction with The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective and Freedom of Expression in Islam.

Equality Affirmative Action and Justice

... opinion expose the tension between liberty and equality that is created by affirmative action.411 Affirmative action requires positive intervention by the state into traditionally private spheres, which means that the freedom of the ...

Author: Johan Rabe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783831128327

Category: Affirmative action programs

Page: 424

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Freedom and Equality Now Contextualizing the Nexus Between the Civil Rights Movement and Drama

Primary source materials from the archives of civil rights organizations will reveal how they assisted in promoting, supporting, and marketing these plays.

Author: Nathaniel Graham Nesmith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:881496470

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Primary source materials from the archives of civil rights organizations will reveal how they assisted in promoting, supporting, and marketing these plays. Five notable plays, each endowed with a progressive politics, comprise the primary plays in this study. The introduction provides a historical overview of the Movement and its major goals, focusing on public education, housing, and voting. Chapter One examines Loften Mitchell's A Land Beyond the River (1957) and its connection to education. Chapter Two examines Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1959) to investigate the drama's advocacy for decent housing. Chapter Three relies on Ossie Davis's Purlie Victorious (1961) to reveal the role of humor and its connection to civil rights. Chapter Four examines Amiri Baraka's Dutchman (1964) to investigate black militancy. Chapter Five, which takes on the issue of voting, offers critical analyses of George Sklar's And People All Around (1966), which was inspired by real-life events. This study demonstrates how the achievements of theatre, through its texts, played a role in the cultural politics of the Civil Rights Movement.

Freedom Efficiency and Equality

This book defends equality against the objection that, due to its failure to provide incentives, it must conflict with either freedom or efficiency, or both.

Author: T. M. Wilkinson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312230478

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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This book defends equality against the objection that, due to its failure to provide incentives, it must conflict with either freedom or efficiency, or both. It explains the problem of incentives, the relationship between freedom, efficiency, and equality, and the difficulties of describing an ideal egalitarian economy, before concluding with its own radical solution--a scheme of social duty in a market system. Combining techniques from several disciplines, this work provides an accessible discussion of a central topic in political theory and normative economics.

Democracy as Human Rights

Original and historically informed, Democracyas Human Rights provides a carefully argued theory of democracy in which traditional representative government is supported by global institutions designed to guarantee fundamental human rights.

Author: Michael E. Goodhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415951784

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Is global democracy possible? This study tackles this key question with originality and rigour. Original and historically informed, it delivers an argued theory of a democracy in which traditional representative government is supported by global institutions designed to guarantee fundamental human rights.

Drawing the Line

Radcliffe is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge of cartography, he is to draw the border which will divide the Indian sub-continent into two new ...

Author: Louise Melling

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939261993

Category:

Page: 56

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Quest For Equality in Freedom

Given such a record of longevity , the tension between freedom and equality will undoubtedly survive in all areas of U.S. life , for generations to come . Most Americans , it can likewise be predicted , will go on avoiding the issue by ...

Author: Francis M. Wilhoit

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412832608

Category: Liberté

Page: 281

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Freedom Equality and the Market

Such essentialization of 'the market' is a feature shared by Marxist socialism, vehemently antisocialist liberalism, and many positions in between. It appears, for example, in the treatment of simple distinctions between market and plan ...

Author: Barry Hindess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135800536

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This new textbook for students of social theory considers the role of public intervention in social and economic processes. It is a clear, critical discussion of different theoretical and political perspectives on social policy. Barry Hindess begins with the ‘consensus’ view, shared by senior politicians, civil servants, and academics throughout much of the postwar period. This view depends on two beliefs: in the capacity of government to manage the economy; and in the development of a qualitatively new relationship between the state and the population. The first is discussed in relation to Crosland’s The Future of Socialism, and the second in relation to Marshall’s conception of citizenship and Titmuss’s account of social policy. The consensus view generated serious objections, and Hindess examines two in particular. One is the argument that the view itself causes a destructive, competitive struggle between sectional interests for state intervention in their favour. The other, from the left, is that what Tawney called ‘the strategy of equality’ has failed, and that a more radical attack on inequality is required. The remaining section looks at the Marxist and liberal alternatives to the consensus view. In conclusion, the author discusses firstly the essentialism of the market both in consensus and (in very different ways) in liberal and Marxist thought; and secondly the place of principles such as freedom and equality in political discussion and the analysis of social conditions. He shows that market and plan are not necessarily incompatible. Freedom, Equality, and the Market, with its careful assessment of the key texts, will be important reading for undergraduate students of sociology and social policy.

Equality

Liberty (or freedom, which we treat as a synonym) is at least as complicated and disputable a concept as equality, and for that reason alone we could not possibly give a comprehensive account of the relationship between freedom and ...

Author: John Baker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230250413

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

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How can egalitarian ideals be put into action? This ground-breaking book sets out a new interdisciplinary model for equality studies. Integrating normative questions about the ideal of equality with empirical issues about the nature of inequality, it applies a new framework to a wide range of contemporary inequalities. Proposing far-reaching changes in the economy, politics, law, education and research practices, it sets out innovative political strategies for achieving those aims. It is an invaluable resource for both academics and activists.