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    Counterfactual Success and Negative Freedom.Keith Dowding & Martin van Hees - 2007 - Economics and Philosophy 23 (2):141-162.
    Recent theories of negative freedom see it as a value-neutral concept; the definition of freedom should not be in terms of specific moral values. Specifically, preferences or desires do not enter into the definition of freedom. If preferences should so enter then Berlin's problem that a person may enhance their freedom by changing their preferences emerges. This paper demonstrates that such a preference-free conception brings its own counter-intuitive problems. It concludes that these problems might be avoided if the description of (...)
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    Can Capabilities Reconcile Freedom and Equality?Keith Dowding - 2006 - Journal of Political Philosophy 14 (3):323–336.
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    Ambiguity and Vagueness in Political Terminology: On Coding and Referential Imprecision.Keith Dowding & William Bosworth - forthcoming - European Journal of Political Theory.
    Analytic political philosophy tries to make our political language more precise. But in doing so it risks departing from our natural language and intuitions. This article examines this tension. We...
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  4. Freedom of Choice.Keith Dowding & Martin van Hees - 2009 - In Paul Anand, Prasanta Pattanaik & Clemens Puppe (eds.), Handbook of Rational and Social Choice. Oxford University Press.
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    Emotional Appeals in Politics and Deliberation.Keith Dowding - 2018 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (2):242-260.
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    Counterfactual Success Again: Response to Carter and Kramer: Keith Dowding and Martin Van Hees.Keith Dowding - 2008 - Economics and Philosophy 24 (1):97-103.
    We would like to thank Ian Carter and Matthew Kramer for their challenging reply to our recent article. Dowding and van Hees is one of a series of articles in which we try to address measurement issues with regard to individual freedom. Our aim is to provide a conception of freedom that will eventually yield a way of measuring the relative freedom of groups of people within a society and a relative measure of freedom across societies. In doing so, we (...)
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    Resources, Power and Systematic Luck: A Response to Barry.Keith Dowding - 2003 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2 (3):305-322.
    Brian Barry attacks the `resource account' of power providing a set of definitions through which power should be analysed. While there might be different, equally good, ways of defining power, I argue that the formulations provided by Dowding are superior to those of Barry as they produce fewer anomalies and provide a better foundation for empirical research. The article defends the resource account against Barry's criticisms and argues for the utility of the ideas of luck and `systematic luck'. Key Words: (...)
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  8. Justice and Democracy: Essays for Brian Barry.Keith Dowding, Robert E. Goodin & Carole Pateman (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    'Justice' and 'democracy' have alternated as dominant themes in political philosophy over the last fifty years. Since its revival in the middle of the twentieth century, political philosophy has focused on first one and then the other of these two themes. Rarely, however, has it succeeded in holding them in joint focus. This volume brings together leading authors who consider the relationship between democracy and justice in a set of specially written chapters. The intrinsic justness of democracy is challenged, the (...)
     
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    Economic Theory and Cognitive Science: Microexplanation. [REVIEW]Keith Dowding - 2008 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59 (3):569-573.
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    Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap and Yanis Varoufakis, Game Theory: A Critical Introduction, London, Routledge, 1995, Pp. 296.Keith Dowding - 1996 - Utilitas 8 (2):252.
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    2 Are Democratic and Just Institutions the Same?Keith Dowding - 2004 - In Keith M. Dowding, Robert E. Goodin, Carole Pateman & Brian Barry (eds.), Justice and Democracy: Essays for Brian Barry. Cambridge University Press. pp. 25.
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    Power, Capability and Ableness: The Fallacy of the Vehicle Fallacy.Keith Dowding - 2008 - Contemporary Political Theory 7 (3):238-258.
    Sen's capabilities are reducible to individual power. Morriss's important distinction between ability and ableness is pertinent to the correct analysis of measuring capabilities. Morriss argues reducing power to resources constitutes the vehicle fallacy. The vehicle fallacy is not a fallacy if resources are measured relationally, for example, the power of money is relative to its distribution. It follows that strategic considerations must enter into the very essence of the concept of power. While ‘resources’ in this essay are broader than Dworkin's (...)
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    The People V. Justice.Keith Dowding - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 32 (32):64-67.
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    Power: A Philosophical Analysis, 2nd Edition.Keith Dowding - 2003 - Contemporary Political Theory 2 (3):355-357.
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    Luck, Equality and Responsibility.Keith Dowding - 2010 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 13 (1):71-92.
    Egalitarians claim that inequality in society is only justified to the extent that it results from choices freely and responsibly made. Inequality resulting from brute bad luck is not justified. I argue that luck, and therefore responsibility, are defined in terms of the reward structure. Luck and responsibility are epiphenomena of the incentives that people have to choose from the opportunity sets available. To that end egalitarians should look more directly at the degree of inequality that is acceptable and examine (...)
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    The People V. Justice.Keith Dowding - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 32:64-67.
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    Rational Choice and Trust.Keith Dowding - 2001 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 4 (4):207-220.
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    Encyclopedia of Power.Keith Dowding (ed.) - 2011 - Sage Publications.
    It will also provide a point of reference for related topics and show how these are related to power.
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  19. Exits, Voices and Social Investment: Citizens’ Reaction to Public Services.Keith Dowding & Peter John - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Over fifty years ago, Albert Hirschman argued that dissatisfied consumers could either voice complaint or exit when they were dissatisfied with goods or services. Loyal consumers would voice rather than exit. Hirschman argued that making exit easier from publicly provided services, such as health or education, would reduce voice, taking the richest and most articulate away and this would lead to the deterioration of public services. This book provides the first thorough empirical study of these ideas. Using a modified version (...)
     
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  20. The Encyclopedia of Power.Keith Dowding (ed.) - 2011 - Thousand Oaks.
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