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Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi is a professor of political theory at the London School of Economics. She is the author of Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency and, with Jonathan White, The Meaning of Partisanship, both published by Oxford University Press.

The Politics of Reticent Socialism

There is no huge gap between liberal egalitarianism and socialism, if we ask what justice requires from an impartial moral perspective. But the demands of justice as fairness cannot be realized by liberal political institutions. They require a different vision of democracy, an alternative account of public reason, and a more radical critique of the state — issues on which contemporary liberal egalitarians are either wrong or silent.