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dc.contributor.authorLombardi, Micheleen_US
dc.contributor.authorVeneziani, Robertoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-09T14:06:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-09T14:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55150-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses Rawls's celebrated difference principle, and its lexicographic extension, in societies with a finite and an infinite number of agents. A unified framework of analysis is set up, which allows one to characterise Rawlsian egalitarian principles by means of a weaker version of a new axiom - the Harm Principle - recently proposed by [12]. This is quite surprising, because the Harm principle is meant to capture a liberal requirement of noninterference and it incorporates no obvious egalitarian content. A set of new characterisations of the maximin and of its lexicographic refinement are derived, including in the intergenerational context with an infinite number of agents.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherQueen Mary, Univ. of London, School of Economics and Finance Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper // School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London 649en_US
dc.subject.jelD70en_US
dc.subject.jelQ01en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddifference principleen_US
dc.subject.keywordleximinen_US
dc.subject.keywordweak harm principleen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfinite utility streamsen_US
dc.subject.stwLiberalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwRawls-Gerechtigkeitstheorieen_US
dc.titleLiberal egalitarianism and the harm principleen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn608966282en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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