Post Tagged with: "Rawls"

Review – The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations

Review – The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations

This Routledge volume provides an excellent overview of how organization theorists are searching for post-communist paradigms to contest the march of neoliberalism.

Review – Liberal Realism: a Realist Theory of Liberal Politics

Review – Liberal Realism: a Realist Theory of Liberal Politics

An engaging, perceptive and well-judged contribution which will give even those who disagree with the realist critique a reason to reflect on their own principles.

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Review – The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

Review – The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

Leavitt’s book makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of Rawls and Sen’s thought in relation to one another, and how both can serve to inform foreign policy.

Review – Constructivism in Practical Philosophy

Review – Constructivism in Practical Philosophy

In political theory, constructivism is probably best known from the work of John Rawls. The twelve essays included in Lenman and Shemmer’s new book show how far this provocative doctrine has been developed in recent years.

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge answers questions about global poverty, achieving a just global redistribution of income, John Rawls’ legacy, and his book World Poverty and Human Rights.

The Social Contract Theory in a Global Context

The Social Contract Theory in a Global Context

Today’s philosophers, much like those before them, continually evolve the social contract idea. Despite theoretical difficulties, it persists as political theorists’ most viable tool for conceptualizing the principles of global justice.

Political Feasibility

Political Feasibility

The notion of political feasibility is a complex one and has a sharp contrast with the fundamental idea of ideal theory – which tends to sideline all issues of feasibility in order to focus on the question of desirability.

Why Political Theory is Still Relevant and How it can Help Us Understand the World of Today

Why Political Theory is Still Relevant and How it can Help Us Understand the World of Today

The principal reason for taking political philosophy seriously is not its possible relevance to contingent events in the world but simply its capacity to open up intellectual space for human beings to do something that’s part and parcel of their humanity, reflecting on what actually defines a fully human existence.

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