Does ordinary injustice make extraordinary injustice possible? Gender, structural injustice, and the ethics of refugee determination
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Global Ethics 8 (2-3):269-281 (2012)
Our understanding of the impact of gender on refugee determination has evolved greatly over the last 60 years. Though many people initially believed that women could not be persecuted qua women, it is now frequently recognized that certain forms of gender-related persecution are sufficient to warrant asylum. Yet despite this conceptual progress, many states are still reluctant to consider certain forms of gender-related persecution to be sufficient to warrant asylum or refugee status. One reason for this continued bias is the lack of a framework with which to understand gender-related persecution. I argue that we ought to understand gender-related persecution as resulting from the intersection of individual or state persecution and structural injustice. Structural injustice can be understood as the kind of everyday injustice, harm, and violence that women experience that makes possible the more extraordinary kinds of violence that women are likely to claim as the basis of asylum. Understanding gender-related persecution within the context of structural injustice will, I argue, help us to see it as a legitimate form of persecution and thus allow more just outcomes for women refugees
|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
Jane Freedman (2008). Women's Right to Asylum: Protecting the Rights of Female Asylum Seekers in Europe? [REVIEW] Human Rights Review 9 (4):413-433.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Laura Beeby (2011). A Critique of Hermeneutical Injustice. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (3pt3):479-486.
Christopher Hookway (2010). Some Varieties of Epistemic Injustice: Reflections on Fricker. Episteme 2010 (7):151-163.
Jeremy Wanderer (2012). Addressing Testimonial Injustice: Being Ignored and Being Rejected. Philosophical Quarterly 62 (246):148-169.
James Bohman (2012). Domination, Epistemic Injustice and Republican Epistemology. Social Epistemology 26 (2):175-187.
Serena Parekh (2011). Getting to the Root of Gender Inequality: Structural Injustice and Political Responsibility. Hypatia 26 (4):672-689.
David Coady (2010). Two Concepts of Epistemic Injustice. Episteme 7 (2):101-113.
Miranda Fricker (2010). Replies to Alcoff, Goldberg, and Hookway on Epistemic Injustice. Episteme 7 (2):164-178.
Joyce Kloc McClure (2003). Seeing Through the Fog: Love and Injustice in "Bleak House". Journal of Religious Ethics 31 (1):23 - 44.
Patrick Bondy (2010). Argumentative Injustice. Informal Logic 30 (3):263-278.
Lionel Faccenda & Nathalie Pantaléon (2011). Analysis of the Relationships Between Sensitivity to Injustice, Principles of Justice and Belief in a Just World. Journal of Moral Education 40 (4):491-511.
Saul Smilansky (2003). The Inevitability of Injustice. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (1):111-120.
Gloria Origgi (2012). Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Trust. Social Epistemology 26 (2):221-235.
Jeff Spinner-Halev (2007). From Historical to Enduring Injustice. Political Theory 35 (5):574 - 597.
Added to index2012-11-09
Total downloads11 ( #159,696 of 1,692,428 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #111,548 of 1,692,428 )
How can I increase my downloads?