Distributions and Relations: A Hybrid Account

TitleDistributions and Relations: A Hybrid Account
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsMoles, A., and Tom Parr
Journal titlePolitical Studies
Year2019
Volume67
Issue1
Abstract

There is a deep divide among political philosophers of an egalitarian stripe. On the one hand, there are so-called distributive egalitarians, who hold that equality obtains within a political community when each of its members enjoys an equal share of the community’s resources. On the other hand, there are so-called social egalitarians, who instead hold that equality obtains within a political community when each of its members stands in certain relations to other members of the community, such as non-domination and lack of oppression. In this article, we have three aims. Our first aim is to cast doubt on the helpfulness of characterizing the debate in this way. Our second aim is to reconstruct this debate in alternative and more precise terms, so that disagreements between advocates of either side are easier to evaluate. Our third aim is to advance a hybrid account that integrates element from both views.

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F0032321718755589
Publisher linkhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0032321718755589
Unit: 
Department of Political Science
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations
Department of Philosophy
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