Social Science Information 43 (2):167-204 (2004)

Emmanuel Picavet
Université paris 1
Political theory often relies on a definite vision of the lack of consensus,which does not necessarily exclude the possibility of some modus vivendi. It turns out however that a mere modus vivendi is widely felt to be insufficient to warrant political stability and a well-ordered society. Starting from distributive-justice issues and problems of ethical conflict in democratic society, it is argued that the middle ground between a mere modus vivendi and full-blown consensus has room for a useful concept of compromise which accounts for basic aspects of the dynamics of political arrangements.
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