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Public Goods

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Supplying public goods generates costs and benefits that can be allocated among individuals in different ways. Yet leading theories of justice within liberalism fail to offer concrete guidance on how these allocations should be assessed. This chapter critically examines a number of principles of distributive justice that might be used for this purpose. It argues that the appropriate principle will depend on whether the public goods in question are "essential public goods" (ones that are requi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
College Only
Department:
Nuffield College
Sub department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3868-5792

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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Host title:
Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice
Publication date:
2018-01-01
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915265
ISBN-10:
0199645124
ISBN-13:
9780199645121
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pubs:915265
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uuid:e9a9a165-3d55-4c27-b911-aadef9f58670
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pubs:915265
Deposit date:
2018-10-15

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