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Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus
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Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus

George Klosko


Liberal theory seeks agreement on political principles in spite of the moral, religious, and philosophical diversity of contemporary societies. This book breaks new ground in developing principles from research on liberal citizens' attitudes towards rights and liberties, distributive justice, and religious beliefs. Because liberal citizens do not generally accept strong individual rights or strongly egalitarian principles of distributive justice, the principles of liberal consensus must be based on almost universal support for democratic political systems and democracy as a value. The details ... More

Keywords: liberalism, rights, liberties, distributive justice, religion, democracy, philosophical diversity, contemporary society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199270200
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Klosko, author
Professor in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
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