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"The legitimacy of corporations in a liberal democracy"
Rutger Claassen, “The legitimacy of corporations in a liberal democracy", Working Paper for the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). https://www.wrr.nl/publicaties/working-papers/2021/05/31/de-legitimiteit-van-bedrijven-in-een-liberale-democratie.
In the new Working Paper The legitimacy of corporations in a liberal democracy, Prof. Rutger Claassen discusses the nature and role of corporations from several political-thepretical perspectives. These perspectives each contain their own understanding of the societal function of corporations... Read more
“Towards a Political Theory of Data Justice: A Public Good Perpsective"
Chi Kwok and with Ngai Keung Chan (Accepted), “Towards a Political Theory of Data Justice: A Public Good Perpsective” in Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Sociey.
This article develops an interdisciplinary political theory of data justice by (1) connecting three major political theories of the public good with empirical studies about the functions of big data and (2) offering normative principles for restricting and guiding the... Read more
"Market Socialism as a Form of Life"
Tully Rector, "Market Socialism as a Form of Life" in Review of Social Economy (2021). https://doi-org/10.1080/00346764.2021.1886319
Capitalism is not only an economic order, but a form of life. Market socialism is proposed as an alternative, and should be assessed according to the standards of second-order coherence and social rationality that make a form of life habitable.... Read more