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Caring for Liberalism: Dependency and Liberal Political Theory


The ChaptersHistorical SourcesIndividualism and AutonomyWorking With RawlsPolicy and the Design of InstitutionsDistinctions in Liberal Theory and Considerations on Its WhitenessThe Public and the Private, the Comprehensive and the Political, and the Foundational Role of Injustice Claims (Baehr)On Ideal and Nonideal Theory and Racial and Gender Categories for Anti-oppression Liberalism (Bhandary)ConclusionNotesBibliographyI. Historical SourcesOn Domination and Dependency: Learning From Rousseau’s Critique of InequalityIntroductionDependencyRousseau’s Critique of InequalityDependency and Domination: Disability and CaretakingRelational EgalitarianismNotesBibliographyKantian CareIntroductionRecent Developments in Kant Scholarship on Human Nature and AgencyPersonal Human Care RelationsJustice and Care RelationsConclusionNotesBibliographyMill’s Liberalism, The Subjection of Women, and the Feminist Care EthicIntroductionThe “Common Arrangement” Scrutinized: Objections, Responses, and NuancesMill’s Philosophy of Education in the Virtues: Care and Compassion as Essential Aspects of Self-DevelopmentNoteBibliographyII. Individualism and AutonomyCare Ethics and Liberal FreedomSome Preliminary Thoughts on Care and LibertyCare Ethics and Negative LibertyCare Ethics and AutonomyConclusionNotesBibliographyIndividualism, Embeddedness, and Global Women’s EmpowermentTwo Concepts of IndividualismAgainst Independence IndividualismIndependence Individualism Worsens Gendered Labor BurdensIndependence Individualism Neutralizes the Transition Costs of Feminist ChangeConclusion: Lessons About the Relationship Between Feminism and LiberalismNotesBibliographyIII. Working With RawlsInterpersonal Reciprocity: An Antiracist Feminist Virtue for Liberal Care ArrangementsA Learning Framework for LiberalismAnderson’s Account of Native Systems of CareLife Stages and Reciprocity Within a Social SystemFunction, Meaning, and JustificationVarieties of Reciprocity: Interpersonal Reciprocity, Rawlsian Reciprocity, Exchange Reciprocity, and DouliaInterpersonal ReciprocityRawlsian ReciprocityExchange ReciprocityKittay’s Principle ofDoulia and Reciprocity-In-ConnectionCustomary Care PracticesJurisdictions as the Terrain of Individual ChoiceIs Interpersonal Reciprocity an Appropriate Virtue for a Society Like the Dominant Society of the United States?ConclusionNotesBibliographyMoral Desert, Rawls’s Justice as Fairness, and the Gendered Division of LaborAn Outline of Justice as FairnessRawls on DesertGender Essentialism and Moral DesertA Gender-Just Basic StructureCare Work and Property-Owning DemocracySummaryAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyPolitical Constructivism and Justice in CaregivingRawls’s Political Conception of JusticeThe Dependency CritiqueAlternative Political ConceptionsJustice in CaregivingPolitical ConstructivismConclusionNotesBibliographyIV. Policy and the Design of InstitutionsCare as Work: The Exploitation of Caring Attitudes and Emotional LaborIntroduction: Care, Value, and WorkThe Problem: Unpaid Caregiving, Material and EmotionalA Liberal Critique of Exploited CareProposalObjections: Power and Self-InterestNotesBibliographyThe Free-Market Family: Liberalism, Families, and Government’s Responsibility to Regulate the MarketThe Liberal State Must Support the Conditions in Which Families ThriveHow Deregulated Markets Undermine Sound FamiliesToward Pro-Family Regulation of the MarketWhat’s an Economy For?Pro-Family PolicyPartnering With Families to Provide the Circumstances Our Youngest Children Need Inside the HomeGenerous Public Investment in External Care Programs for Young ChildrenLimiting Economic Inequality and InsecurityEstablishing a Strong Social Safety Net for FamiliesPlaying Traffic Cop: Ensuring That Workers Can Combine Work and FamilyConclusionBibliographyJustice and Legitimacy in Caregiver Support: Managing Tradeoffs Between Gender Egalitarian and Economic Egalitarian Social AimsThe TradeoffA Distributive Justice AssessmentOther Normative Resources of LiberalismBasic Liberties, Citizenship, and AutonomyThe Tradeoff ReconsideredNotesBibliographyContributors
 
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