In Christian F. Rostboll & Theresa Scavenius (eds.), Compromise and Disagreement in Contemporary Political Theory. London: Routledge. pp. 50-62 (2017)

Fabian Wendt
Chapman University
The article defends the claim that if some laws are (or would be) widely accepted, this provides pro tanto moral reasons to support these laws and not to support otherwise better laws that are not widely accepted. In that sense the value of having widely accepted laws provides moral reasons to make compromises in politics, and it justifies a modest and qualified status quo bias. Widely accepted laws are valuable because they reduce enforcement costs, have symbolic value, help to maintain peace, and realize the value of non-subjugation.
Keywords Compromise  Acceptance  Law  Status Quo Bias  Non-Subjugation
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