An Impartial Conclusion
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It has been seen how complex the relation between other sources of moral value and democracy can be. Democracy has been seen to be good for reasons and also bad for reasons. Indeed the same kind of value, such as equality or liberty, has been found at different times to be ranked on both sides of the evaluation, counting both for and against democracy. Any overall assessment of democracy, therefore, has to be able to take account of such complexity. It has to be shown how we may navigate morally while under the pull of several competing forces. This chapter starts by looking more closely at moral conflicts and at the paradoxes and problems this poses for the valuation of democracy. From amidst such swirling seas, another aspect of equality will eventually emerge: impartiality.