Rawlsian compromises in peacebuilding: A rejoinder to Begby

Alejandro Agafonow Cordero

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Begby s response neither offers a clarification of what he meant by the sort of political institutions that he claimed are provided by the idea of human security, nor ventures a word of defense for his unsatisfactory account of political representation. In this rejoinder, I provide textual evidence that shows what Begby is missing when he asserts either that political liberalism applies only to well-ordered societies, or that an overlapping consensus cannot be applied to relatively stable forms of political cooperation. In addition, I advance further considerations in order to dispel any doubts about what is at stake in this debate; to my mind, Begby risks standing for comprehensive liberalism , while I emphatically stand for political liberalism .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98 - 102
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Reason: Journal of Political and Moral Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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