John Rawls and His Contribution to The Theory of Deliberative Democracy

Jovanoski, Aleksandar and Sharlamanov, Kire (2021) John Rawls and His Contribution to The Theory of Deliberative Democracy. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 12 (8). pp. 550-554. ISSN 2229-5518

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The paper presents John Rawls positions on social justice and political liberalism, namely thus two theoretical standpoints later served to develop one of the currents in the theorizing of deliberative democracy. Adhering to the definition of public reason and procedures for building consensus on the public good, Rawls in his early and later works developed a concept of political decision-making that takes into account the optimality of the solutions offered and the full legitimacy of the policy-making process. The current inspired by theories of deliberative democracy has been widely criticized for its political approach, which does not show sensitivity to the sociological aspects of policy-making and political decision-making. This is especially true of the way he postulates his two principles of social justice as impartiality and the expectation on sociologically naive pedestals to form and accept the rules of deliberation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Aleksandar Jovanoski
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2021 08:21
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2021 08:21

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