Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism

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

Series: Oxford Political Theory


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This chapter sums up the book's main arguments regarding a critical republican theory of citizenship. The book's critical republicanism reconstructs, criticizes, and improves on the official republican philosophy which brought about the 2004 ban on hijab and, more broadly, points to a progressive solution to multicultural controversies in Western societies. This chapter summarizes the book's main findings.

Keywords: citizenship; republican philosophy; hijab; multicultural controversies; Western societies

Chapter.  1368 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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