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    The Constitution of Equality: Democratic Authority and its Limits.Thomas Christiano - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    Today the question of the moral foundations of democracy is more important then ever. In this book the author helps to explain when and why democracy is important and also gives us guidance as to how democracies ought to be shaped.
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  2. The Authority of Democracy.Thomas Christiano - 2004 - Journal of Political Philosophy 12 (3):266–290.
  3. An Instrumental Argument for a Human Right to Democracy.Thomas Christiano - 2011 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 39 (2):142-176.
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    Democracy and Deliberation: New Directions for Democratic Reform.Thomas Christiano - 1993 - Ethics 104 (1):179-181.
  5. [Book Review] the Rule of the Many, Fundamental Issues in Democractic Theory. [REVIEW]Thomas Christiano - 1999 - Ethics 109 (2).
  6. Democratic Legitimacy and International Institutions.Thomas Christiano - 2010 - In Samantha Besson & John Tasioulas (eds.), The Philosophy of International Law. Oxford University Press.
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    Money in Politics.Thomas Christiano - 2012 - In David Estlund (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press, Usa. pp. 241.
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    [Book Review] Authority and Democracy, a General Theory of Government and Management. [REVIEW]Thomas Christiano - 1996 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2):873-876.
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    A Democratic Theory of Territory and Some Puzzles About Global Democracy.Thomas Christiano - 2006 - Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (1):81-107.
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    Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy.Thomas Christiano & John Christman (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This collection of 24 essays, written by eminent philosophers and political theorists, brings together fresh debates on some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights, equality, constitutionalism, the value of democracy, identity and political neutrality. Presents fresh debates on six of the fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, invites the reader to participate in the (...)
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  11. Inequality, Injustice and Levelling Down.Thomas Christiano & Will Braynen - 2008 - Ratio 21 (4):392-420.
    The levelling down objection is the most serious objection to the principle of equality, but we think it can be conclusively defeated. It is serious because it pits the principle of equality squarely against the welfares of the persons whose welfares or resources are equalized. It suggests that there is something perverse about the principle of equality. In this paper, we argue that levelling down is not an implication of the principle of equality. To show this we offer a defence (...)
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    Voter Ignorance Is Not Necessarily a Problem.Thomas Christiano - 2015 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 27 (3-4):253-269.
    ABSTRACTIlya Somin's case for smaller government and “foot voting” rests on at least two questionable assumptions. The first is that voter ignorance is based on rational calculation. This assumption requires arbitrary stipulations about the degree of voter altruism and the low values voters assign to the victory of their candidates. The second is that voter ignorance betokens bad public policy. But there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. How can this be the case? One explanation is that individually ignorant (...)
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  13. The Uneasy Relationship Between Democracy and Capital.Thomas Christiano - 2010 - Social Philosophy and Policy 27 (1):195-217.
    The basic question I want to ask is: can the exercise of private property rights abridge fundamental norms of democratic decision-making? And, under what conditions can it do so? To the extent that we view democratic decision making as required by justice, the issue is whether there is a deep tension between certain ways of exercising the rights of private property and that part of social justice that is characterized by democracy. To the extent that this tension holds, I will (...)
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  14. A Foundation for Egalitarianism.Thomas Christiano - 2006 - In Nils Holtug & Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (eds.), Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality. Clarendon Press. pp. 41--82.
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    Of International Institutions.Thomas Christiano - 2012 - In Marmor Andrei (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law. Routledge. pp. 380.
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    A Democratic Theory of Territory and Some Puzzles About Global Democracy.Thomas Christiano - 2006 - Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (1):81–107.
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    The Tension Between the Nature and the Norm of Voluntary Exchange.Thomas Christiano - 2016 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 54 (S1):109-129.
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    Knowledge and Power in the Justification of Democracy.Thomas Christiano - 2001 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (2):197 – 215.
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    The Possibility of Democratic Participation: Remarks on Cristina Lafont’s Democracy Without Shortcuts.Thomas Christiano - 2020 - Jus Cogens 2 (1):101-110.
    Cristina Lafont has written a searching and thought-provoking philosophical work on the nature of deliberation in modern democracy. Much of the book is a critique of recent efforts to ground the activity of deliberation in democracy in the light of two sobering and challenging obstacles to the implementation of deliberative democracy in modern society. One challenge arises from the observation of the pluralism of opinion and value in modern democracy. Good faith disagreement on principles and values is wide ranging in (...)
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  20. Must Democracy Be Reasonable?Thomas Christiano - 2009 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 39 (1):pp. 1-34.
    Democratic theorists stress the importance of free and equal discussion and debate in a well-functioning democratic process. In this process, citizens attempt to persuade each other to support legislation by appealing to considerations of justice, liberty or the common good and are open to changing their minds when hearing the arguments of others. They are concerned to ground policy and legislation on the most defensible considerations of morality and the best empirical evidence. To be sure, majority rule remains important in (...)
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    Authority and Democracy: A General Theory of Government and Management.Thomas Christiano - 1994 - Ethics 106 (4):873-876.
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    Morality, Governance, and Social Institutions: Reflections on Russell Hardin.Thomas Christiano, Ingrid Creppell & Jack Knight (eds.) - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
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    Justificatory Liberalism: An Essay on Epistemology and Political Theory.Thomas Christiano - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):455.
    Gerald Gaus has written a stimulating and thoroughly argued book. His main aim is to show that the kind of liberalism that is underwritten by the ideal of public reasoning and justification is compatible with the extensive facts of disagreement that we see in contemporary societies regarding justice and politics. Gaus argues that the liberalisms of Rawls and Larmore suffer from the fact that they rely on something quite close to actual consensus on political principles in society. They either end (...)
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  24. Democracy.Thomas Christiano - 2008 - In Catriona McKinnon (ed.), Issues in Political Theory. Oxford University Press.
  25. Debate: Estlund on Democratic Authority.Thomas Christiano - 2009 - Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (2):228-240.
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    Waldron on Law and Disagreement.Thomas Christiano - 2000 - Law and Philosophy 19 (4):513-543.
    Waldron argues that recent treatments of justice have neglected reasonable disagreement about justice itself. So Waldron offers a procedural account of democratic legitimacy, in which contending views of justice can be brought together to arrive at a decision without deciding which one is correct. However, if there is reasonable disagreement about everything, then this includes his preferred account of legitimacy. On the other hand, it is not clear that Waldron is right to count so much disagreement as reasonable. But then (...)
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    Philosophy and Democracy: An Anthology.Thomas Christiano (ed.) - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume collects some of the leading essays in contemporary democratic theory published in the past thirty years. The anthology presents the work of a select group of contributors (including Peter Singer, Joshua Cohen, Ronald Dworkin, Richard Arneson, and others) and covers many foundational approaches defended by scholars from a range of different disciplines. The chapters address many issues that are central to philosophical reflections on democracy, such as questions pertaining to deliberative and economic approaches, as well as to such (...)
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  28. Is Normative Rational Choice Theory Self‐Defeating?Thomas Christiano - 2004 - Ethics 115 (1):122-141.
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    Waldron on Law and Disagreement.Thomas Christiano - 2000 - Law and Philosophy 19 (4):513-543.
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  30. Justice and Disagreement at the Foundations of Political Authority.Thomas Christiano - 1999 - Ethics 110 (1):165-187.
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    Freedom, Consensus, and Equality in Collective Decision Making.Thomas Christiano - 1990 - Ethics 101 (1):151-181.
  32. Cohen on Incentives, Inequality, and Egalitarianism.Thomas Christiano - 2010 - In Christi Favor, Gerald F. Gaus & Julian Lamont (eds.), Essays on Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Integration & Common Research Projects. Stanford Economics and Finance.
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    Must Democracy Be Reasonable?Thomas Christiano - 2009 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 39 (1):1-34.
    Democratic theorists stress the importance of free and equal discussion and debate in a well-functioning democratic process. In this process, citizens attempt to persuade each other to support legislation by appealing to considerations of justice, liberty or the common good and are open to changing their minds when hearing the arguments of others. They are concerned to ground policy and legislation on the most defensible considerations of morality and the best empirical evidence. To be sure, majority rule remains important in (...)
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    Debate: Democracy's Authority: Reply to Wall.Thomas Christiano - 2006 - Journal of Political Philosophy 14 (1):101–110.
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    Is There Any Basis for Rawls’s Duty of Civility?Thomas Christiano - 2001 - Modern Schoolman 78 (2/3):151-161.
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    The Incoherence of Hobbesian Justifications of the State.Thomas Christiano - 1994 - American Philosophical Quarterly 31 (1):23-38.
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    Democracy and Bureaucracy. [REVIEW]Thomas Christiano - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (1):211–211.
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    Equality, Fairness, and Agreements.Thomas Christiano - 2013 - Journal of Social Philosophy 44 (4):370-391.
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    Voting and Democracy.Thomas Christiano - 1995 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 25 (3):395 - 414.
    Analysis of the nature of voting is fundamental to an understanding of the nature and value of democracy. Three questions ought to be distinguished concerning voting. First, how are we to conceive of the activity of voting? What is its nature? Second, what is it that people aim at when they vote? What are the grounds on which people vote, the reasons with which they justify their vote? And third, what ought people to aim at when they vote? What are (...)
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    Utility and Rights.Thomas Christiano - 1987 - Ethics 97 (2):477-478.
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  41. An Argument for Egalitarian Justice and Against the Levelling-Down Objection.Thomas Christiano - 2005 - In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & David Shier (eds.), Law and Social Justice. MIT Press. pp. 3--41.
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    Reply to Critics of The Constitution of Equality.Thomas Christiano - 2011 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 5 (3):1-15.
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    Democracy and Bureaucracy.Thomas Christiano - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (1):211-211.
  44. Democratic Equality and the Problem of Persistent Minorities.Thomas Christiano - 1994 - Philosophical Papers 23 (3):169-190.
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    Democracy and Bureaucracy.Thomas Christiano - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (1):211-217.
  46. Democracy and Equality.Thomas D. Christiano - 1988 - Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago
    The dissertation will be an argument for the intrinsic moral worth of democracy on the basis of a principle of equality. The idea that democracy can be conceived of and justified with a principle of voluntary consent is rejected. Only a particular conception of egalitarianism, equality of resources, can be used to provide an intrinsic foundation for democracy. This principle of equality serves as the basis of an argument that giving individuals an equal say in the determination of aspects of (...)
     
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    Difficulties with the Principle of Equal Opportunity for Welfare.Thomas Christiano - 1991 - Philosophical Studies 62 (2):179 - 185.
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    Politics and Process: New Essays in Democratic Thought.Thomas Christiano - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):860-862.
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    Democracy and Social Epistemology.Thomas Christiano - 2001 - Philosophical Topics 29 (1/2):67-90.
  50. Debates in Political Philosophy.Thomas Christiano & John Christman (eds.) - 2009 - Blackwell.
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