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Principles and Political Order
The Challenge of Diversity

ISBN 9780415663809
Published June 23, 2011 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

An ideal new multi-disciplinary volume for students and scholars of philosophy, contemporary political theory, and international relations.

This volume offers key insights into the work of the chief figures in the contemporary debate surrounding thin universalism and presents a usefully themed contribution to the secondary literature on the work of Onora O’Neill, John Rawls, Michael Walzer, Martha Nussbaum, Stuart Hampshire and others as well as a commentary on contemporary debates surrounding human rights and distributive justice. This new book enables the reader to strongly grasp all the core debates in contemporary normative theory.



Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Nation and Universe  3. Thin Universalism: Moral Authority and Contemporary Political Theory  4. Thin Universalism as Weak Foundationalism  5. Thin Universalism and the ‘Limits’ of Justification  6. How do Principles Work?  7. Why Thin Universalism Needs Conceptions of Society and Person  8. Proceduralism as Thin Universalism: Stuart Hampshire’s ‘Procedural Justice’  9. Gender Equality and Cultural Justice: How Thin is Nussbaum’s Universalism?  10. Thin Universalism and Cultural Identity: The Case of Welsh Nationalism  11. Thin Universalism and Distributive Justice  12. Rawls on Human Rights: Liberal or Universal?

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Bruce Haddock is Professor of European Social and Political Thought at Cardiff University. Peri Roberts is Lecturer in Political Thought at Cardiff University. Peter Sutch is Senior Lecturer in Political Thought and International Relations, and Director of Politics at Cardiff University.