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Title: Legitimating Pandemic-Responsive Policy: Whose Voices Count When?
Author(s): Cruft, Rowan
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Editor(s): Niker, Fay
Bhattacharya, Aveek
Citation: Cruft R (2021) Legitimating Pandemic-Responsive Policy: Whose Voices Count When?. In: Niker F & Bhattacharya A (eds.) Political Philosophy in a Pandemic: Routes to a More Just Future. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Keywords: Pandemic
Issue Date: 2021
Date Deposited: 15-Oct-2021
Abstract: A democratic principle holds that, other things being equal, public support for a policy can contribute to the legitimation of that policy’s imposition. This chapter focuses on some cases in which ‘other things’ are not ‘equal’: cases in which the attitude to others’ choice or the attitude to others’ suffering demonstrated by a person’s or group’s support for a policy undermines the legitimating force of their support. I focus on the implications for the imposition or lifting of lockdowns.
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