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Rethinking Equality: The Challenge of Equal Citizenship

Chris Armstrong


This book provides a critical account of contemporary egalitarian theories. It challenges their focus on issues of choice and personal responsibility, and questions their ability to address the major inequalities that characterise the contemporary world, before presenting an alternative vision of egalitarian politics based on the challenge of a genuinely inclusive form of citizenship. This vision is defended through a critical discussion of four key issues in political theory: the recognition/redistribution debate, the connection between equality and responsibility, the ideal of equal opportun ... More

Keywords: egalitarian theories, choice, personal responsibility, inequalities, citizenship, political theory, recognition/redistribution, equality, equal opportunities, globalisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719069246
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719069246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Armstrong, author