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Joint winner of the 1995 W. J. M. Mackenzie Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association
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Justice as Impartiality
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Justice as Impartiality (inbunden)

Justice as Impartiality

A Treatise on Social Justice, Volume II

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For over twenty years, Brian Barry has been writing on the foundations of a liberal-democratic constitutional order. Standing against the trend towards relativism in political philosophy, Barry offers a contemporary restatement of the Enlightenment idea that certain basic principles can validly claim the allegiance of every reasonable human being.
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The Financial Times The reader ... will be rewarded. At every turn of the trail he will come upon a broad and uplifting view ... at every stage Barry illuminates his argument with powerful examples drawn from real life ... he is at pains to keep his words always simple, clear and robust.

Political Studies Quite simply Anglo-American political philosophy at its best. Barry's analytical rigour is a precious lesson in how to think and write on philosophical themes, and the elegance of his writing and occasional witty remark makes the reading an enjoyable experience ... a short review cannot do justice to a book full of powerful reasoning and inspired ideas ... Barry is perhaps the most original contributor to the debate on social justice since Rawls, and Justice
as Impartiality will be at the centre of discussion for many years to come.

Times Literary Supplement The book gives us reason to look forward to the third volume of Barry's treatise. He is at his very best when, as he sees the exercise, he puts his heuristic to work and elaborates his views on particular matters in the theory of justice. The examples of this exercise in the current volume are uniformly interesting ... the book does well; it is a high-class contribution to political theory.

Times Higher Education Supplement Justice as Impartiality moves fluently from abstract argument to practical application, and is characteristically clear and occasionally caustic. In reading Barry's constructive suggestions, and his commentary on others' work, both teachers and students of political theory will find much to learn and criticise.

Dr Peter W Edge, University of Central Lancashire, Journal of Civil Liberties, Volume 02/1, March 1997 It is very clearly written, with detailed references which allow the neophyte to engage with the arguments without excessive recourse to additional texts while reading. It pays scrupulous attention to the most persuasive arguments against his thesis, and so provides a valuable introduction to the areas he discusses. His examples are a particular joy ... his text would provide a valuable addition to the standard diet of those developing a civil liberties

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Brian Barry is Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. Hi is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was the founding editor of the highly respected British Journal of Political Science and editor of the world's leading moral philosophy journal Ethics. His previous books include: Theories of Justice; Democracy and Power: Essays in Political Theory 1 (OUP, 1991) and Liberty and Justice: Essays in Political Theory 2 (OUP, 1991)