In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Danielle Allen – author of the new book Justice by Means of Democracy – discusses her proposal of a power-sharing liberalism and explains why she calls herself a “eudaemonist democratic pragmatist”; shows why it is essential to foster a connected society and measure that society by the principle of “difference without domination”; reflects on what a paradigm change in political economy could look like and which model of citizenship would be most suitable for our times.
Danielle Allen is a professor of political philosophy, ethics, and public policy. She is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard and acted as the Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Kennedy School between 2015 and 2023.
Justice by Means of Democracy has been published by the University of Chicago Press.
In collaboration with Lucie Hunter.