Democracy and Disagreement

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Harvard University Press, Jan 21, 1998 - Political Science - 432 pages
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Gutmann and Thompson show how a deliberative democracy can address some of our most difficult controversies--from abortion and affirmative action to health care and welfare--and can allow diverse groups to reason together.
 

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DEMOCRACY AND DISAGREEMENT

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An imaginative program for recasting the conduct of American political dialogue. Gutmann (Politics/Princeton Univ.) and Thompson (Political Philosophy/Harvard Univ.), authors of Ethics in Congress ... Read full review

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Any reader familiar with the previous work of Professors Gutmann and Thompson (coeditors of Ethics & Politics, Nelson-Hall, 1990) will be pleased to see they have continued to collaborate on matters ... Read full review

Contents

The Persistence of Moral Disagreement
11
The Sense of Reciprocity
52
The Value of Publicity
95
The Scope of Accountability
128
The Promise of Utilitarianism
165
The Constitution of Deliberative Democracy
199
The Latitude of Liberty
230
The Obligations of Welfare
273
The Ambiguity of Fair Opportunity
307
Conclusion
346
Notes
363
Index
411
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Deliberative Democracy
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Amy Gutmann is Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

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