More than modus vivendi, less than overlapping consensus: towards a political theory of social compromise

Abstract : Political theory often relies on a definite vision of the lack of consensus,which does not necessarily exclude the possibility of some modus vivendi. It turns out however that a mere modus vivendi is widely felt to be insufficient to warrant political stability and a well-ordered society. Starting from distributive-justice issues and problems of ethical conflict in democratic society, it is argued that the middle ground between a mere modus vivendi and full-blown consensus has room for a useful concept of compromise which accounts for basic aspects of the dynamics of political arrangements.
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C. Arnsperger, Emmanuel Picavet. More than modus vivendi, less than overlapping consensus: towards a political theory of social compromise. Information sur les sciences sociales, 2004, pp.167-204. ⟨halshs-00791836⟩

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