The value ascribed to social and economic equality is emphasised in many political contexts. At the same time, however, there is considerable disagreement regarding the importance that should be assigned to equality in relation to other societal goals, such as liberty and efficiency, and also regarding the reasons for prioritising equality and which type of equality is relevant­. In order to improve our understanding of the role of equality in assessments of societal developments, we must consider possible answers to a series of different questions regarding both the concept of equality itself and other related concepts. This will be the objective of this research theme.

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