Rationality, Democracy, and Justice

Rationality, Democracy, and Justice

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This volume advances the research agenda of one of the most remarkable political thinkers of our time: Jon Elster. With an impressive list of contributors, it features studies in five topics in political and social theory: rationality and collective action, political and social norms, democracy and constitution making, transitional justice, and the explanation of social behavior. Additionally, this volume includes chapters on the development of Elster's thinking over the past decades. Like Elster's own writings, the essays in this collection are problem-driven, nonideal inquiries of practical relevance. This volume closes with lucid comments by Jon Elster.42 This idea can be illustrated by the classic example of a student who is against abortion but changes her views after being asked by her professor to write a pro- abortion essay. Strictly speaking, however, the dissonance results from heranbsp;...

Title:Rationality, Democracy, and Justice
Author: Claudio López-Guerra, Julia Maskivker
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-02-05

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