A just society guarantees its members rights to basic civil liberties protecting the political liberties associated with democratic governance, while ensuring state accountability and responsiveness to citizens. Despite broad agreement on these abstract requirements, the conditions that foster justice, thus understood, are a matter of long-standing controversy in political theory.
This important collection addresses these controversies with over fifty articles on basic political institutions such as the rule of law, judicial review, federalism, separation of powers, freedom of speech, elections and parties, direct democracy, organized social groups, and administrative agencies.
Edited by Joshua Cohen, Stanford University, US and Archon Fung, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, US
Contents: Volume I: Acknowledgements Part I: The Rule of Law Part II: Protecting Rights Through Judical Review Part III: Federalism and The Separation of Powers Index * Volume II: Acknowledgements Part I: Freedom of Speech as an Instrument of Democracy Part II: Voting, Parties, and Popular Control of Government Index * Volume III: Acknowledgements Part I: Direct Democracy Part II: Group Politics and Democratic Governance Index * Volume IV: Acknowledgements Part I: Democracy, and Administrative Power Part II: Constitutionalism, Democracy and War Powers Part III: Beyond the State Index