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Exploring Republican Freedom
Freedom and Domination

ISBN 9780367892807
Published December 17, 2019 by Routledge
154 Pages

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Book Description

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in republican political theory and, in particular, the republican conception of freedom as non-domination developed by Philip Pettit. This collection of essays offers one of the first sustained explorations of the notion of freedom as non-domination and its application in a range of fields, from democratic legitimacy, civic education, and workplace democracy to related debates on the nature of social equality, social freedom, and recognition, with Philip Pettit contributing a sophisticated account of the interrelations between freedom as non-domination and other dimensions of freedom. With republican political theory undergoing an unprecedented renaissance within contemporary political theory, this collection makes a significant contribution to current debates about the extension and further development of the ideal of republican freedom.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Freedom as non-domination: radicalisation or retreat? Cillian McBride  2. Freedom: psychological, ethical, and political Philip Pettit  3. Broader contexts of non-domination: Pettit and Hegel on freedom and recognition Arto Laitinen  4. Non-domination, non-normativity and neo-republican politics Andreas Busen  5. Non-domination and democratic legitimacy Christian F. Rostbøll  6. Non-domination, non-alienation and social equality: towards a republican understanding of equality Fabian Schuppert  7. Freedom as non-domination and educational justice Colin M. Macleod  8. Freedom, republicanism, and workplace democracy Keith Breen

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Keith Breen teaches political theory and philosophy Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Cillian McBride teaches political theory and philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.