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Resource-based view (RBV): The Resource-based view (RBV) in sociology looks at social relationships through the distribution of resources such as knowledge, money or social connections. It states that access to resources determines power and dynamics in social interactions and influences how people act, interact and organize themselves in societies. See also Society, Knowledge, Money, Power, Education.
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Elisabeth S. Anderson on Resource-based View (RBV) - Dictionary of Arguments

Gaus I 231
Distributive justice/ Resource-based view (RBV)/Elisabeth Anderson/Lamont: in arguing for equal political status, Elizabeth Anderson (1999), in contrast to Rawls, resource egalitarians, and desert theorists, criticizes the prominence placed on luck and choice in the contemporary distributive justice literature. (VsResource-based view, VsRawls, VsDesert theories.)
>Distributive justice
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Equality/Elisabeth Anderson: Even though she supports egalitarian ideals, the point of equality, in her view, is not to compensate for different amounts of luck, but to express an ideal of political equality in which all members of the citizenry are publicly recognized as equally valuable and of equal status.
Redistribution: Redistribution might be required to ensure public institutions effectively express political equality, but equality in the distribution of resources, whether to rule out luck or to hold people responsible for their choices, is not, according to Anderson, the primary or even legitimate aim of liberal redistributive institutions.
>Equal rights, >Equality.
Lamont: Anderson's arguments align her to a significant degree with a number of other political theorists,
including communitarians and some feminists, who argue for the primacy of political recognition
and equality over the more directly material policies
Gaus I 232
of many other theorists.
Problems: One of the challenges for this group is to give the details of the policies
designed to give effect to their theories.
>Communitarianism.

1. Anderson, Elizabeth (1999) 'What is the point of equality?' Ethics, 109 (2): 287-337.

Lamont, Julian 2004. „Distributive Justice“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Ander I
Chris Anderson
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More New York 2006

Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004


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