By Cécile Laborde
The 1st complete research of the philosophical concerns raised through the hijab controversy in France, this ebook additionally conducts a discussion among modern Anglo-American and French political thought and defends a innovative republican way to so-called multicultural conflicts in modern societies. It seriously assesses the reputable republican philosophy of laïcité which speculated to justify the 2004 ban on spiritual symptoms in colleges. Laïcité is proven to surround a accomplished concept of republican citizenship, founded on 3 beliefs: equality (secular neutrality of the general public sphere), liberty (individual autonomy and emancipation) and fraternity (civic loyalty to the neighborhood of citizens). hard professional interpretations of laïcité, the booklet then places ahead a serious republicanism which doesn't help the hijab ban, but upholds a revised interpretation of 3 critical republican commitments: secularism, non-domination and civic unity. therefore, it articulates a model of secularism which squarely addresses the matter of established order bias--the proven fact that Western societies are traditionally now not impartial in the direction of all religions. It additionally defends a imaginative and prescient of girl emancipation which rejects the coercive paternalism inherent within the rules of non secular gown, but doesn't depart members unaided within the face of spiritual and secular, patriarchal and ethnocentric domination. eventually, the publication outlines a thought of immigrant integration which areas the weight of civic integration on easy socio-political associations, instead of on voters themselves. severe republicanism proposes a completely new method of the administration of non secular and cultural pluralism, centerd at the pursuit of the innovative perfect of non-domination in latest, non-ideal societies. Oxford Political Theory offers the easiest new paintings in modern political conception. it really is meant to be large in scope, together with unique contributions to political philosophy, and likewise paintings in utilized political thought. The sequence will comprise works of remarkable caliber with out restrict as to procedure or material. sequence Editors: Will Kymlicka, David Miller, and Alan Ryan.
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Political Philosophy, Social Theory, and Critical Republicanism 19 of dominating social norms and ethnocentric soft rules). Members of minorities are better served by an ideal of non-domination, which identiﬁes the speciﬁc ways in which they are excluded from citizenship in actual societies, than by the de-contextualized application of negative principles of difference-blind equality or positive principles of identityconferring recognition (although non-domination in practice might require both negative and positive policies).
73 First, they both focus on contextual justice and status quo reform, rather than on the abstract discussion of the legitimacy of departures from abstract neutrality, in the form of special rights or privileges for minorities. As Kymlicka points out, in the real world, minority rights can be a legitimate response to nation-building processes which unfairly advantage historical majorities. Second, both liberal multiculturalism and critical republicanism advocate fair terms of integration for immigrants.
Or if it is, it is so in the same way that Anglo-American political philosophy implicitly speaks to the parochial public culture of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. There is, admittedly, an important difference. Contemporary Anglo-American analytical liberal philosophy is an abstract, technical, and academic discipline self-consciously detached from concrete historical traditions and particular political debates. 83 Yet, French republicanism also has universalistic ambitions, and it is these that I seek to rescue and rehabilitate.
Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy (Oxford Political Theory) by Cécile Laborde