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25. Society / D. Social Rights / 3. Social Equality / b. Political equality

[all citizens having equal rights to engage in politics]

13 ideas
The good is obviously justice, which benefits the whole community, and involves equality in some sense [Aristotle]
Democracy is corrupted by lack of equality, or by extreme equality (between rulers and ruled) [Montesquieu]
All citizens are eligible for roles in the state, purely on the basis of merit [Mirabeau/committee]
In modern society virtue is 'equal rights', but only because everyone is zero, so it is a sum of zeroes [Nietzsche]
Perfect political equality requires economic equality [Gramsci]
Democracy is opposed to equality, if the poor are not a majority [Nagel]
Equality nowadays is seen as political, social, legal and economic [Nagel]
Equality can either be defended as good for society, or as good for individual rights [Nagel]
Complex equality restricts equalities from spilling over, like money influencing politics and law [Walzer, by Tuckness/Wolf]
Equal opportunities seems fair, because your fate is from your choices, not your circumstances [Kymlicka]
Equal opportunity arbitrarily worries about social circumstances, but ignores talents [Kymlicka]
Political equality is not much use without social equality [Wolff,J]
Standard rights: life, free speech, assembly, movement, vote, stand (plus shelter, food, health?) [Wolff,J]