Critical Republicanism, Non‐Domination, and Voice

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199550210
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720857 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

Critical Republicanism, Non‐Domination, and Voice

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Chapter 7 puts forward a normative defence of liberty as non-domination, which does not support a ban on hijab, but seeks to equip all individuals with culturally-neutral, autonomy-related skills, and give them opportunities for effective political voice, so that they can resist domination, oppression, manipulation and indoctrination in their private and social life. Contra laïcistes, individuals should be allowed to live non-autonomous lives, but they should be empowered to resist the multiple forms that domination can take: public and private, secular and religious, ethnocentric, and patriarchal. To this end, critical republicans advocate both universal autonomy-promoting education and wide opportunities for democratic voice and participation.

Keywords: domination; education; autonomy; ethical servility; voice; participation

Chapter.  8711 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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