In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy (Paperback)
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In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 16/02/2021
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A bold new history of postwar political philosophy and of how John Rawls transformed modern liberalism

In the Shadow of Justice tells the story of how liberal political philosophy was transformed in the second half of the twentieth century under the influence of John Rawls. In this first-ever history of contemporary liberal theory, Katrina Forrester shows how liberal egalitarianism-a set of ideas about justice, equality, obligation, and the state-became dominant, and traces its emergence from the political and ideological context of the postwar United States and Britain. In the aftermath of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, political philosophers extended, developed, and reshaped liberalism as they responded to challenges and alternatives on the left and right-from the New International Economic Order to the rise of the New Right. These thinkers remade political philosophy in ways that influenced both liberal theory and its critics. Recasting the history of late twentieth-century political thought, In the Shadow of Justice offers a rigorous look at liberalism's ambitions and limits.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691216751
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Winner of the S-USIH Book Prize, Society for U.S. Intellectual History"
"Winner of the Merle Curti Intellectual History Award, Organization of American Historians"
"Shortlisted for the RHS Gladstone Book Prize, Royal Historical Society"
"Shortlisted for the ECPR Political Theory Prize, European Consortium for Political Research"
"One of New Statesman's Books of the Year 2019"

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