The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy by Jeffrey GreenThe Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy by Jeffrey Green

The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy

byJeffrey Green

Hardcover | July 29, 2016

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In this sequel to his prize-winning book, The Eyes of the People, Green draws on philosophy, history, social science, and literature to ask what democracy can mean in a world where it is understood that socioeconomic status to some degree will always determine opportunities for civicengagement and career advancement. Under this "shadow of unfairness," Green argues that the most advantaged class are rightly subjected to compulsory public burdens, but he also attends to the uncomfortable aspects of ordinary, "second-class" citizenship as well: above all, the "reasonable envy,""principled vulgarity," and need for "extrapolitical solace" that will inform everyday citizens' efforts to seek progressive ends within a political landscape permanently darkened by plutocracy. The book is likely to unsettle both sides of the political spectrum, but its purpose looks beyond narrow partisan concerns and aims instead to advance how democracy will be understood and pursued in the future.
Jeffrey Edward Green is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His previous book, The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship, was published in 2010.
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Title:The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal DemocracyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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