David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (5):1-20 (2012)
Despite the variety of competing interpretations of domination, a common feature of the most influential analyses of the concept is their reliance on a normative criterion: the detrimental effect of domination on those subject to it. This article offers a non-evaluative, non-consequence-based definition of domination, in line with the perspective on power developed by the theory of the social exchange. Domination, it is argued, should be seen as a structural property of a power relation, and consists in an extreme inequality in the social distribution of power. It is contended, accordingly, that the postulation of a society in which domination is avoided (or minimized) should rely on the ideal of the minimization of inequality, and, more specifically, that it should be based on a distributional pattern of maximally equal social resources
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Philip Pettit (1997). Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government. Oxford University Press.
Ian Carter (2008). How Are Power and Unfreedom Related. In Cécile Laborde & John W. Maynor (eds.), Republicanism and Political Theory. Blackwell 58--82.
Peter Morriss (2002). Power: A Philosophical Analysis. Manchester University Press.
Steven Lukes & Jack H. Nagel (1976). Power: A Radical View. Political Theory 4 (2):246-249.
Matthew Kramer (2008). Liberty and Domination. In Cécile Laborde & John W. Maynor (eds.), Republicanism and Political Theory. Blackwell 31--57.
Citations of this work BETA
Andreas Busen (2015). Non-Domination, Non-Normativity and Neo-Republican Politics. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 18 (4):407-423.
Similar books and articles
Chris Armbruster, Theory of Domination: Legitimacy, Authority, Hierarchy - Theorie der Herrschaft: Legitimität, Autorität, Hierarchie.
Henry S. Richardson (2006). Republicanism and Democratic Injustice. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (2):175-200.
Amy Allen (1998). Power Trouble: Performativity as Critical Theory. Constellations 5 (4):456-471.
Mark Rigstad (2011). Republicanism and Geopolitical Domination. Journal of Political Power 4 (2):279-300.
Alan M. S. J. Coffee (2012). Mary Wollstonecraft, Freedom and the Enduring Power of Social Domination. European Journal of Political Theory 12 (2):116-135.
Sharon Bishop (2002). Amy Allen, The Power of Feminist Theory: Domination, Resistance, Solidarity:The Power of Feminist Theory: Domination, Resistance, Solidarity. Ethics 112 (3):587-589.
M. J. Thompson (2013). Reconstructing Republican Freedom: A Critique of the Neo-Republican Concept of Freedom as Non-Domination. Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (3):277-298.
Mark Haugaard (2010). Power and Social Criticism: Reflections on Power, Domination and Legitimacy. Critical Horizons 11 (1):51-74.
Ciaran Cronin (1996). Bourdieu and Foucault on Power and Modernity. Philosophy and Social Criticism 22 (6):55-85.
Elizabeth A. Armstrong & Mary Bernstein (2008). Culture, Power, and Institutions: A Multi-Institutional Politics Approach to Social Movements. Sociological Theory 26 (1):74 - 99.
Lena Halldenius (1998). Non-Domination and Egalitarian Welfare Politics. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1 (3):335-353.
Douglas Kellner (1993). Bartky, Domination, and the Subject. Hypatia 8 (1):145 - 152.
Added to index2012-06-29
Total downloads40 ( #82,419 of 1,725,417 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #167,246 of 1,725,417 )
How can I increase my downloads?