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Compromise and Disagreement in Comtemporary Political Theory

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Christian F. Rostbøll, Theresa Scavenius

Compromise and Disagreement in Contemporary Political Theory provides a critical discussion of when and to what extent compromise is the best response to pluralism and disagreement in democratic decision-making and beyond.
Organized into four parts, the book begins by discussing the justification and limits of compromise. Part II discusses the practice of compromise and considers the ethics required for compromise as well as the institutions that facilitate compromise. Part III focuses on pluralism and connects the topic of compromise to current discussions in political theory on public reason, political liberalism, and respect for diversity. Part IV discusses different challenges to compromise in the context of the current political environment.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages218
ISBN (Print) 9781138230620
ISBN (Electronic)9781315317823
StatePublished - 6 Nov 2017
SeriesRoutledge Innivations in Political Theory
Volume78

Bibliographical note

First ed., Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Democracy, Agreement., Disagreement, compromise, Pluralism, respect, Public reason, liberal democracy, Liberalism, Tolerance, Toleration, Value-theory, Representation, Minorities

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