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Exploring Republican Freedom

Freedom and Domination, 1st Edition

Edited by Keith Breen, Cillian McBride


144 pages

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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

About the Editors

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.

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