Abstract
This paper develops a domination-based practice-dependent approach to justice, according to which it is practices of systemic domination which can be said to ground demands from justice. The domination-based approach developed overcomes the two most important objections levelled to alternative practice-dependent approaches. First, it eschews conservative implications and hence is immune to the status quo objection. Second, it is immune to the redundancy objection, which doubts whether empirical facts and practices can really play an irreducible role in grounding justice. In theorising dominating practices in terms of practices of social power, a domination-based approach makes justice dependent on factual information in three ways: First, the principle of non-domination is indeterminate and can only be spelled out by taking into view particular contexts of domination. Second, the principle of non-domination is conditional on the existence of practices of social power. Third, social power possesses a structural ontology – to know whether A has social power over B we need to turn to social rules distributing agents' higher order status of normative authority towards each other. This explains in what way practices of social power – and of domination – are both factual and normative practices and hence how such practices are non-redundant in grounding justice.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/1474885117690905
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 60,044
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Rescuing Justice and Equality.G. A. Cohen (ed.) - 2008 - Harvard University Press.
World Poverty and Human Rights.Thomas Pogge - 2002 - Ethics and International Affairs 19 (1):1-7.
The Problem of Global Justice.Thomas Nagel - 2005 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (2):113-147.
Democratic Theory and Border Coercion.Arash Abizadeh - 2008 - Political Theory 36 (1):37-65.

View all 26 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Are Workers Dominated?Tom O'Shea - 2019 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 16 (1).
Political Parties and Republican Democracy.Alexander Bryan - forthcoming - Contemporary Political Theory:1-21.
Global Reserve Currencies From the Perspective of Structural Global Justice: Distribution and Domination.Lisa Herzog - 2019 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-23.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A General Theory of Political Domination.Francis N. Lovett - 2004 - Dissertation, Columbia University
Non-Domination's Role in the Theorizing of Global Justice.Mira Bachvarova - 2013 - Journal of Global Ethics 9 (2):173 - 185.
Coercion and Justice.Laura Valentini - 2011 - American Political Science Review 105 (1):205-220.
The Right to Politics and Republican Non-Domination.Albena Azmanova - 2016 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (4-5):465-475.
Secession and Distributive Justice.Amandine Catala - 2017 - Philosophical Studies 174 (2):529-552.
Rawls on Liberty and Domination.M. Victoria Costa - 2009 - Res Publica 15 (4):397-413.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-02-24

Total views
35 ( #301,222 of 2,433,581 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #217,168 of 2,433,581 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes