Chapter

Introduction

Frank Lovett

in A General Theory of Domination and Justice

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579419
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722837 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579419.003.0001
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The concept domination, despite its widespread employment in contemporary political and social theory, has so far escaped sustained, rigorous analysis. Chapter 1 aims to redress this lacuna. The connection between this project and the work of civic republicans such as Philip Pettit is discussed in this chapter. This chapter is envisioned as supporting a civic republican alternative to the standard liberal contractualist political doctrine. The methodological importance of the so‐called separation thesis to the project is also considered.

Keywords: domination; liberal contractualism; civic republicanism; separation thesis

Chapter.  9157 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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