Age, Equality, and Vulnerability

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Abstract

This Article uses age as an entry point for examining how temporal and methodological issues in egalitarianism make substantive equality an unattractive goal for vulnerability theory. Instead, vulnerability theory should adopt a continuous doctrine of sufficiency, which is a better fit with vulnerability theory's underlying aims and rhetoric. Instead of evaluating what individuals have in relation to others, sufficiency refocuses the inquiry on whether we have enough throughout the lifecourse. In the context of vulnerability theory, enough should be defined as the capability to be resilient as guaranteed by the responsive state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-185
Number of pages25
JournalTheoretical Inquiries in Law
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

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