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Community and Democracy in South Africa: Liberal Versus Communitarian Perspectives


Yusef Waghid

Contents: Utilitarianism, liberal equality and communitarianism as instances of liberalism – Caring, conversational justice and political reasoning as constitutive features of communitarianism – Freedom, equality and the rule of law in the context of community – Majoritarianism, equalisation of opportunities and substantive rights related to the South African community – Rationality as the general principle of deliberative democracy – Political accountability and socio-economic justice – Deliberative democracy and citizenship in South Africa.