Moroni S., Chiodelli F. (2016) “Pluralism in private spaces: homeowners associations, clubs, shopping malls”. In: Moroni S., Weberman S. (Eds), Space and Pluralism. Can Contemporary Cities Be Places of Tolerance? CEU Press, Budapest (pp. 77-98)
The question of “pluralism” is different in public spaces and in private spaces. Usually, the discussion on city and pluralism is focused prevalently on public spaces. The central idea of the paper is that it is interesting to explore the problem of pluralism in private spaces also. The relevant point is that the issue of pluralism in private spaces (such as homeowners associations and shopping malls) creates intricate and specific problems, particularly for the classical liberal outlook: in these spaces there is in fact a clash between freedom (of association and contract) and pluralism (of the conceptions of the good).