Michael Sandel and Trade Unions

(2012) 18 International Union Rights 22

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 39/2012

Posted: 11 Jun 2012

Date Written: June 1, 2012


To understand fully the significance of Michael Sandel’s contribution to political philosophy, and the particular role of trade unions within that vision, it is vital to understand the liberal public philosophy that Sandel has devoted his professional life to opposing. It was through Sandel’s critical engagement with liberalism that his distinctive civic republican philosophy took shape. This article examines the main tenets of civic republicanism as a public political philosophy, and it explores the implications for reconceiving trade union rights.

Keywords: Michael Sandel, liberal public philosophy, civic republican philosophy, trade union rights, industrial relations

Suggested Citation

Bogg, Alan L., Michael Sandel and Trade Unions (June 1, 2012). (2012) 18 International Union Rights 22, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 39/2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2081989

Alan L. Bogg (Contact Author)

University of Bristol ( email )

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