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Bedi, Sonu

Works: 10 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 5,244 library holdings
Genres: Counterfactual histories  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JC571, 323.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sonu Bedi
Political contingency : studying the unexpected, the accidental, and the unforeseen by Ian Shapiro( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays examines the significance of contingency in the study of politics. That is, how to study unexpected, accidental, or unforeseen political phenomena in a systematic fashion." "Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated. Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait. Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. How might history have been different had these events not happened? How should scientists interpret the significance of the events, and can such unexpected outcomes be accounted for? Can unpredictable events be predicted?" "Political Contingency addresses these and related questions, exploring theoretical and historical perspectives on the subject, empirical case studies, and methodological challenges that the fact of contingency poses for the study of politics."--BOOK JACKET
Beyond race, sex, and sexual orientation : legal equality without identity by Sonu Bedi( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that current equal protection jurisprudence suffers from unnoticed normative and political problems, and elucidates a competing, extant interpretation
Rejecting rights by Sonu Bedi( )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The language of rights is ubiquitous. It shapes the way we construct our debates over issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and sexual freedom. This provocative new study challenges the very concept of rights, arguing that they jeopardize our liberty and undermine democratic debate. By re-conceptualizing our ideas about limited government, it suggests that we can limit the reasons or rationales on which the polity may act. Whereas we once used the language of rights to thwart democratic majorities, Bedi argues that we should now turn our attention to the democratic state's reason for acting. This will permit greater democratic flexibility and discretion while ensuring genuine liberty. Deftly employing political theory and constitutional law to state its case, the study radically rethinks the relationship between liberty and democracy, and will be essential reading for scholars and students of political and legal philosophy"--Back cover
Private racism by Sonu Bedi( Book )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usually, when we discuss racial injustice, we discuss racism in our public or political life. This means that we often focus on how the state discriminates on the basis of race in its application and enforcement of laws and policies. This book draws on the synergy of political theory and civil rights law to expand the boundary of racial justice and consider the way in which racial discrimination happens outside the governmental or public sphere. 'Private racism' is about recognizing that racial inequality and stereotypes also occur in our private lives, including the television and movie industry, cyberspace, our intimate and sexual lives, and the reproductive market. Professor Sonu Bedi argues that private racism is wrong, enlarging the boundary of justice in a way that is also consistent with our Constitution. A more just society is one that seeks to address rather than ignore this less visible form of racism
Rejecting rights : the turn to justification by Sonu Bedi( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond same-sex marriage : perspectives on marital possibilities by Ronald C Den Otter( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rather than settling the question of whether states ought to abolish marriage, make it more inclusive, contractual, or call it something else, this book exposes readers to some of the normative, legal, and empirical questions that Americans must address before they can deliberate thoughtfully about whether to keep the marital status quo where monogamy remains privileged. Unlike much of the debate over same-sex marriage, they exchange reasons with one another as they discuss marital reform. This book is for ordinary Americans, their elected representatives, and judges, to help them ultimately decide whether they want to continue to define marriage so narrowly, make it more inclusive to avoid discrimination, or have the state leave the marriage business. This edited, interdisciplinary volume contains eight original contributions, all of which illuminate important but often neglected areas of the topic."--
Rejecting rights : reframing the debate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Scope of Formal Equality of Opportunity( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Should a liberal constitution constrain the racially discriminatory actions of state as well as nonstate employers? This essay answers in the affirmative, arguing that once we take seriously the right to nondiscrimination on the basis of race in terms of employment, we realize that such a constitution must constrain the actions of both. In doing so, this essay draws from John Rawls's four-stage sequence, a sequence that suggests one way philosophical principles translate into constitutional design. A Theory of Justice is the go-to theory for a wide range of political issues from a perspective of liberal theory, but scholars have paid less attention to it and comparative constitutional law. I take up this neglected inquiry by focusing on the distinction between the horizontal and vertical effect of a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of race in matters of employment. My analysis draws from the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. A vertical effect constrains state power: a right to nondiscrimination is violated only when a state or public body discriminates on the basis of race. A horizontal effect constrains nonstate actors: a private employer may violate rights by discriminating on the basis of race. I argue that, in line with the South African Constitution, Rawls importantly adopts a horizontal effect of the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of race by ensuring formal equality of opportunity. His theory of justice suggests that a liberal constitution ought to constrain the racially discriminatory actions of both state and nonstate (private) employers. This, in turn, represents an important response to racism that occurs in the private sphere
Positive and negative duties : an intuitive assessment by Sonu Bedi( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hate crimes in America : does hate crime legislation protect victims or punish thought? Why should you go to law school?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Rejecting rights
Rejecting rights
Alternative Names
Bedi, Sonu Singh, 1975-

English (61)