DescriptionDemocracy and democratization are now high on the political agenda, but there is growing indifference to the gap between rich and poor. Political equalities matter more than ever, while economic inequality is accepted almost as a fact of life. It is the separation between economic and political that lies at the heart of this book.
1 Democracy and Equality 1
2 Taking Difference Seriously 20
3 Does Economic Equality Matter? 44
4 From Access to Recognition 74
5 Deliberation and the Republic 99
6 Equal Yet Unequal? 124
'Anne Phillips has done it again! Which Equalities Matter? is at once a major theoretical contribution and a salutory political intervention.' Nancy Fraser, New School for Social Research
'In an age of growing inequality, Anne Phillips has written a timely and important book: a politically engaged, theoretically sophisticated, energetic and circumstantial argument for reversing the trend. Egalitarianism finds here a wonderfully lively and skilful defender.' Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
‘An important new book.' The Guardian
'[A] welcome contribution to current debates.' Journal of European Area Studies
* Outstanding, accessible book ranging over key contemporary theoretical and empirical issues.
* Well-known author making an original contribution, linking issues in political and social theory, feminist debates, multiculturalism and questions about minority rights.