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Author: Eleanor Curran

Introduction Much has been written about Hobbes’s arguments for natural equality. Despite this, a great deal remains opaque in Hobbes’s arguments and remarks on this subject. The first question I wish to address concerns Hobbes’s own beliefs. Did he believe in natural equality or was he

In: Hobbes Studies
Author: Matt Edge

address this misleading picture by focusing on an element of ancient democratic liberty neglected by Constant and his modern followers, particularly Isaiah Berlin, namely its link to equality. I argue that Constant’s misleading dichotomy has allowed us to overlook and ignore a key, protective, ‘negative

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
Author: Silvio Ferrari

1 The Shift from Liberty to Equality In a chapter of his recently published Routledge Handbook of Law and Religion , 1 Fred Gedicks writes that “the liberal democracies of the West have shifted their principal orientation from liberty to equality.” According to him, this shift is

In: Journal of Law, Religion and State
Author: Justin Thacker

encapsulates both a decent standard of living for everyone and a level of consumption that is ecologically sustainable. The topic of this paper, then, is to explore this issue of inequality, and to ask the question: what kind of equality should be sought? It shall do this by examining both secular and

In: Mission Studies

* c RPD / C / GC /6, adopted by the Committee at its nineteen session (14 February – 9 March 2018). I Introduction 1.The aim of the present general comment is to clarify the obligations of States parties regarding non-discrimination and equality as enshrined in article 5 of the Convention

In: International Human Rights Law Review
Author: Lydia Boyd

gender relations and kinship, which many Ugandan born-again Christians viewed as incompatible with a global emphasis on the rights and equality of women and sexual minorities. In this sense, this article examines how born-again women’s social roles are being shaped by broader concerns surrounding what is

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Serena Tolino

how these political changes affected the situation of women on the constitutional level, exploring what the 2012 and the 2014 constitutions meant in terms of gender equality. While I will focus specifically on these two constitutions, I will also apply a more longue durée perspective, sketching the

In: Oriente Moderno

additional light on this animosity with which the practice of veiling is viewed in many Western democratic settings and to explain this peculiar hate-love position of the West to the Muslim practice of veiling. Some questions surrounding the issue of Islamic veiling from the point of view of gender equality

In: Religion & Human Rights
Author: Alex Schwartz

Employment Tribunal and the Equality Commission have developed a theory of non-discrimination that requires the maintenance of a ‘neutral working environment’. As I will argue, this approach has struck a good balance between fidelity to principle on the one hand and sensitivity to the contextual meaning of