Rawls on Inequality, Social Segregation and Democracy

In Ann Cudd & Sally Scholz (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century. Springer. pp. 133-145 (2014)
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Mark Christopher Navin
Oakland University
Abstract
Latent in John Rawls’s discussion of envy, resentment and voluntary social segregation is a plausible (partial) explanation of two striking features of contemporary American life: (1) widespread complacency about inequality and (2) decreased political participation, especially by the least advantaged members of society.
Keywords Rawls  Segregation  Equality  Envy  Resentment
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