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