Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond features a collection of original essays that represent the first extended treatment of political philosopher John Rawls' idea of a property-owning democracy.
Offers new and essential insights into Rawls's idea of "property-owning democracy"
Addresses the proposed political and economic institutions and policies which Rawls's theory would require
Considers radical alternatives to existing forms of capitalism
Provides a major contribution to debates among progressive policymakers and activists about the programmatic direction progressive politics should take in the near future
Martin O Neill is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy in the Department of Politics at the University of York. Thad Williamson is Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, University of Richmond.
About the Editors vii Notes on Contributors viii Acknowledgments xi Foreword xiii Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers Introduction 1 Martin O Neill and Thad Williamson Part One: Property-Owning Democracy: Theoretical Foundations 15 1 Justice or Legitimacy, Barricades or Public Reason? The Politics of Property-Owning Democracy 17 Simone Chambers 2 Property-Owning Democracy: A Short History 33 Ben Jackson 3 Public Justification and the Right to Private Property: Welfare Rights as Compensation for Exclusion 53 Corey Brettschneider 4 Free (and Fair) Markets without Capitalism: Political Values, Principles of Justice, and Property-Owning Democracy 75 Martin O Neill 5 Property-Owning Democracy, Liberal Republicanism, and the Idea of an Egalitarian Ethos 101 Alan Thomas 6 Property-Owning Democracy and Republican Citizenship 129 Stuart White Part Two: Interrogating Property-Owning Democracy: Work, Gender, Political Economy 147 7 Work, Ownership, and Productive Enfranchisement 149 Nien-h^e Hsieh 8 Care, Gender, and Property-Owning Democracy 163 Ingrid Robeyns 9 Nurturing the Sense of Justice: The Rawlsian Argument for Democratic Corporatism 180 Waheed Hussain 10 Property-Owning Democracy or Economic Democracy? 201 David Schweickart Part Three: Toward a Practical Politics of Property-Owning Democracy: Program and Politics 223 11 Realizing Property-Owning Democracy: A 20-Year Strategy to Create an Egalitarian Distribution of Assets in the United States 225 Thad Williamson 12 The Empirical and Policy Linkage between Primary Goods, Human Capital, and Financial Capital: What Every Political Theorist Needs to Know 249 Sonia Sodha 13 The Pluralist Commonwealth and Property-Owning Democracy 266 Gar Alperovitz 14 Is Property-Owning Democracy a Politically Viable Aspiration? 287 Thad Williamson Index 307