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Social Relationships and Dependency

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/9780199579419.003.0002
 							Social Relationships and Dependency

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This chapter argues that domination should be understood structurally, as a condition experienced by persons or groups when they are related to other persons or groups in a particular way. One of the structural features present in all social relationships characterized by domination is dependency; dependency is analyzed in terms of the costs of exit faced by the subjects of domination. This chapter also briefly considers the role of reflective equilibrium in developing a descriptive account of domination.

Keywords: social relationships; structure; dependency; exit costs; reflective equilibrium

Chapter.  13836 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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