Readership: Academics and advanced students of Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Law, Politics, Democratic Theory, Ethical/Moral Philosophy, and Political Philosophy.
Wojciech Sadurski, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy at the European University Institute, Florence, and Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Law
1: Law's Legitimacy and Democracy
Legitimacy of Law and the "Service Conception" of Authority
Authority and Identification of Valid Law
"Service Conception" and Democracy
Justification and Obligation
"Democracy without Values"?
"Democracy without values" in the constitutional sense
2: Political Equality and Majority Rule
Majority Rule and legitimacy: a Shortcut Link?
Majority Rule and Intensity of Preferences
Vote Trading and Equality
Majority Rule, Unanimity and Equal Respect
Majority Rule an the "Aggregation of Wills"
Outcomes and Procedures: "Detached" and "Dependent" Conceptions of Democracy
Equality of Influence, of Impact, and of Political Opportunity
Equality of Political Opportunity and Majority Rule
3: Legal Equality
Equality before and in the Law
Equality in Law: A Non-Negotiable, Fundamentally Ambiguous Ideal
The "No Differential Treatment" Standard
Per se Theories and Immutable Characteristics
Relevance, Circularity, and Levels of Scrutiny
Suspectness and Discrimination
4: Social Equality (I): The Contours of Social Equality
Social Equality: Individualized and Collective
"Natural and Social Lottery"
Self-Ownership and the "Extensions" of a Right over One's Body
Self: Thick and Thin
Common Pool of Natural Abilities?
5: Social Equality (II): Luck Egalitarianism and Its Limits
Luck and Responsibility in "Luck Egalitarianism"
Luck Egalitarianism and Moral Intuitions about Equality
Equality of Resources, of Welfare, and the Status of Preferences
Persons, Circumstances and Talents in Luck Egalitarianism
Resources and Welfare: Shortening the Gap
How Egalitarian is Luck Egalitarianism?