Analysis of left-libertarianism as a theory of social justice

06 December 2013 → 05 July 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and compartive politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
equality political theory liberty justice
Project description

Left-Libertarianism is a theory of social justice which tries to combine Rawlsian Liberal egalitarianism with Nozickean libertarianism. It tries to respect both a conception of negative liberty and an extensive scheme of welfare redistribution. As liberty and equality seem two conflichting ideas, I wonder whether left-libertarianism can ever be a coherent theory of justice.