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Toward a humanist justice : the political philosophy of Susan Moller Okin
Satz, Debra.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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viii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
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Articles previously presented at a conference.
Introduction: Toward a humanist justice : a critical introduction to the work of Susan Moller Okin / Debra Satz and Rob Reich -- Rethinking political theory -- Okin's liberal feminism as a radical political theory / Nancy Rosenblum -- A matter of demolition? : Susan Okin on justice and gender / Joshua Cohen -- Of linchpins and other interpretive tools : reconsidering Okin's method / Elizabeth Wingrove -- Can feminism be liberated from governmentalism? / John Tomasi -- Gender and the family -- Equality of opportunity and the family / David Miller -- "No more relevance than one's eye color" : justice and society without gender / Molly Lyndon Shanley -- On the tension between sex equality and religious freedom / Cass Sunstein -- Feminism and cultural diversity -- What we owe women : the view from multicultural feminism / Ayelet Shachar -- Okin and the challenge of essentialism / Alison M. Jaggar -- The dilemma of a dutiful daughter : love and freedom in the thought of Kartini / Chandran Kukathas -- Development and gender -- Discordant cooperation : reinventing globalization to reduce gender inequality / Robert O. Keohane -- The gendered cycle of vulnerability in the less developed world / Iris Marion Young.
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The late Susan Moller Okin was a leading political theorist whose scholarship integrated political philosophy and issues of gender, the family, and culture. Okin argued that liberalism, properly understood as a theory opposed to social hierarchies and supportive of individual freedom andequality, provided the tools for criticizing the substantial and systematic inequalities between men and women. Her thought was deeply informed by a feminist view that theories of justice must apply equally to women as men, and she was deeply engaged in showing how many past and present politicaltheories failed to do this. She sought to rehabilitate political theories--particularly that of liberal egalitarianism, in such a way as to accommodate the equality of the sexes, and with an eye toward improving the condition of women and families in a world of massive gender inequalities. In herlifetime Okin was widely respected as a scholar whose engagement went well beyond the world of theory, and her premature death in 2004 was considered by many a major blow to progressive political thought and women's interests around the world.This volume stems from a conference on Okin, and contains articles by some of the top feminist and political philosophers working today. They are organized around a set of themes central to Okin's work, namely liberal theory, gender and the family, feminist and cultural differences, and globaljustice. Included are major figures such as Joshua Cohen, David Miller, Cass Sunstein, Alison Jaggar, and Iris Marion Young, among others. Their aim is not to celebrate Okin's work, but to constructively engage with it and further its goals.

Table of Contents

Debra Satz and Rob ReichNancy RosenblumJoshua CohenElizabeth WingroveJohn TomasiDavid MillerMary Lyndon ShanleyCass SunsteinAyelet ShacharAlison M. JaggarChandran KukathasRobert O. KeohaneIris Marion Young
Introduction. Toward a Humanist Justice: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Susan Moller Okinp. 3
Part I Rethinking Political Theory
1 Okin's Liberal Feminism as a Radical Political Theoryp. 15
2 A Matter of Demolition? Susan Okin on Justice and Genderp. 41
3 Of Linchpins and Other Interpretive Tools: Reconsidering Okin's Methodp. 55
4 Can Feminism Be Liberated from Governmentalism?p. 67
Part II Gender And The Family
5 Equality of Opportunity and the Familyp. 93
6 "No More Relevance than One's Eye Color": Justice and a Society without Genderp. 113
7 On the Tension between Sex Equality and Religious Freedomp. 129
Part III Feminism And Cultural Diversity
8 What We Owe Women: The View from Multicultural Feminismp. 143
9 Okin and the Challenge of Essentialismp. 166
10 The Dilemma of a Dutiful Daughter: Love and Freedom in the Thought of Kartinip. 181
Part IV Development And Gender
11 Discordant Cooperation: Reinventing Globalization to Reduce Gender Inequalityp. 203
12 The Gendered Cycle of Vulnerability in the Less Developed Worldp. 223
Contributorsp. 239
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 253
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