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Brocker I 602
Equality/Law/Rights/Dworkin: The right to equal consideration and respect is a fundamental egalitarian norm. It requires that every citizen in his/her state is regarded as an equal. However, it does not necessarily demand
Brocker I 603
a strictly equal treatment. Finally, there may be generally acceptable reasons to take particular account of the needy, for example. Treatment as an equal is the basic norm, equal treatment is only significant when derived (1).
Even quotas for members of previously disadvantaged minorities could be compatible with the basic right to equal consideration and respect. No one has a valid right to legislation that guarantees access to higher education for the more intelligent or the more successful in examinations, for example. (2)


1. Ronald Dworkin, Taking Rights Seriously, Cambridge, Mass. 1977 (erw. Ausgabe 1978). Dt.: Ronald Dworkin, Bürgerrechte ernstgenommen, Frankfurt/M. 1990, S. 370
2.Ibid.

Bernd Ladwig, „Ronald Dworkin, Bürgerrechte ernstgenommen“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018


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Dworkin I
Ronald Dworkin
Taking Rights Seriously Cambridge, MA 1978

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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