German Institute for Adult Education (Leibniz Institute)
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    Why a fair compromise requires deliberation
    Journal of Deliberative Democracy 17 (1): 38-47. 2021.
    I argue in this paper that the process of compromising needs to be deliberative if a fair compromise is the goal. More specifically, I argue that deliberation is structurally necessary in order to achieve a fair compromise. In developing this argument, this paper seeks to overcome a problematic dichotomy that is prevalent in the literature on deliberative democracy, which is the dichotomy between compromise and deliberation. This dichotomy entails the view that the process preceding the achievem…Read more
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    Dealing with Disagreement: Towards a Conception of Feasible Compromise
    Dissertation, University of Western Ontario. 2017.
    The goal of this dissertation is to specify the feasibility conditions of compromise. More specifically, the goal of this dissertation is to specify the conditions of increasing the feasibility of compromise. The underlying assumption here is that feasibility is a scalar concept, meaning that a socio-political ideal can be feasible to different degrees (Lawford-Smith 2013). In order to specify the conditions of increasing the feasibility of compromise, it is necessary to first identify potential…Read more
  • Is moral compromise feasible?
    In Neil Hibbert, Charles Jones & Steven Lecce (eds.), Justice, rights, and toleration. forthcoming.
    Moral compromise, i.e. compromise on moral values, is increasingly discussed as a promising strategy for accommodating disagreement in pluralistic societies. Political theorists are primarily concerned with the question how moral compromise can be normatively justified. In particular, the debate revolves around the question whether moral compromise is justified for principled or pragmatic reasons. But assuming that moral compromise can be justified – for either principled or pragmatic reasons – …Read more