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    Affective Citizenship: Feminism, Postcolonialism and the Politics of Recognition.Monica Mookherjee - 2005 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (1):31-50.
    A serious problem confronting discourses on recognition is that of showing equal respect for citizens? diverse cultural identities whilst at the same time attending to feminist concerns. This article focuses on the complex issues emerging from the recent legislation prohibiting the Muslim veil in French state schools. I respond to these problems by defending two conditions of a postcolonial and feminist approach to the politics of recognition. This approach should be, first, transformative, in the sense of widening its conception of (...)
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    Healing Multiculturalism: Middle-Ground Liberal Forgiveness in a Diverse Public Realm.Monica Mookherjee - 2016 - Philosophia 44 (4):1057-1078.
    This article examines debates about political forgiveness in liberal, pluralist societies. Although the concept of forgiveness is not usually taken up by liberals, I outline a plausible conception by exploring two recent approaches. The first, ‘unattached articulation’, concept requires no real emotional change on the forgiver’s part, but rather a form of civic restraint. In contrast, the second version highlights a strong form of empathy for perpetrators. In spite of their advantages, each concept proves too extreme. The problems are revealed (...)
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    Autonomy, Force and Cultural Plurality.Monica Mookherjee - 2008 - Res Publica 14 (3):147-168.
    Within now prolific debates surrounding the compatibility of feminism and multiculturalism in liberal societies, the need arises for a normative conception of women’s self-determination that does not violate the self-understandings or values of women of different backgrounds and forms of life. With reference to the recent British debate about forced marriage, this article proposes an innovative approach to this problem in terms of the idea of ‘plural autonomy’. While the capacity for autonomy is plural, in the sense of varying across (...)
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    Justice as Provisionality: An Account of Contrastive Hard Cases.Monica Mookherjee - 2001 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 4 (3):67-100.
    James Tully's account of a ?post?imperial constitutionalism?, in his book Strange Multiplicity, wrongly rejects the ideal of impartiality in modern political theory. Pace Tully, this paper argues for a conception of impartiality called ?justice as provisionality?. This is demonstrated by explaining the concept of a ?contrastive hard case?. These cases, exemplified both by indigenous peoples? struggles for recognition and ?traditional? justifications for violence against women, centrally involve conflicts over the cultural interpretation of value. The paper argues that the just adjudication (...)
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    Permitting Dishonour: Culture, Gender and Freedom of Expression.Monica Mookherjee - 2007 - Res Publica 13 (1):29-52.
    While the right to freedom of expression is of great importance in liberal societies, liberal governments should be wary of speech that disparages minority groups. This issue is particularly problematic when minority women publicly criticise gender oppression within their communities. By focusing on the controversy over the play Behzti in 2004, this article explores the difficulties involved in protecting individual women’s rights to criticise injustice, when doing so risks perpetuating negative stereotypes in society at large. If liberal polities wish to (...)
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    James Tully, Strange Multiplicity: Constitutionalism in an Age of Diversity, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995, Pp. 253. [REVIEW]Monica Mookherjee - 1998 - Utilitas 10 (3):372-.
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    Axel Honneth’s Cosmopolitanism.Monica Mookherjee - 2020 - Social Theory and Practice 46 (4):785-811.
    Amid now extensive debates about cosmopolitanism in political theory, this article explores the implications of Axel Honneth’s recognition theory for issues in international justice, not least the dire situation of poverty in the world. In contrast with a purely resource-distributive approach, the essay turns particularly to Honneth’s recent revival of the Lukácsian concept of reification as a process of self-distancing from the elementary humanity of others. Specifically, Honneth re-formulates reification as a failure of an elementary or ‘antecedent’ form of recognition. (...)
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  8. A Politics Of Impossible Difference:The Later Work Of Luce Irigaray. [REVIEW]Monica Mookherjee - 2003 - Radical Philosophy 119.
     
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    Equality in Multiplicity: Reassessing Irigaray's Multicultural Feminism.Monica Mookherjee - 2005 - Feminist Theory 6 (3):297-323.
    Luce Irigaray classically challenges what she takes to be the masculine foundations of knowledge in Western liberal culture. The present article contends not only that this epistemological challenge implicates a radical feminist politics, but that it is also more helpful in formulating a multicultural feminist theory than is often acknowledged by her readers. This is because her account responds to the false neutrality of liberal feminist approaches to multiculturalism. It does so by supporting, at the socio-political level, transformative genealogical practices (...)
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    Feminism and Multiculturalism—Putting Okin and Shachar in Question.Monica Mookherjee - 2005 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (2):237-241.
  11. Feminism and the Final Foucault. [REVIEW]Monica Mookherjee - 2005 - Radical Philosophy 130.
     
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  12. Inclusion and Democracy. [REVIEW]Monica Mookherjee - 2002 - Radical Philosophy 115.
     
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    Imagining New Dialogues About Human Rights: The Implications of Charles Taylor’s Theory of Recognition for Global Feminism.Monica Mookherjee - 2014 - Journal of International Political Theory 10 (2):127-147.
    This article explores the implications of Charles Taylor’s politics of recognition for a global feminist theory. The main contention is that Taylor’s thought implies an innovative dialogue about human rights that assists a flexible understanding of diverse women’s needs. This central claim is developed, however unexpectedly, by focusing on the controversial practice of footbinding. Prevalent in imperial China, this debilitating convention was supported by values that contrast markedly with those of the modern West. The case thus confronts global feminists with (...)
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  14. Multiculturalism.Monica Mookherjee - 2008 - In Catriona McKinnon (ed.), Issues in Political Theory. Oxford University Press. pp. 218--40.
     
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  15. Modern Social Imaginaries; Terrorism for Humanity: Inquiries in Political Philosophy. [REVIEW]Monica Mookherjee - 2004 - Radical Philosophy 126.
     
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  16. Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed; Identity/Difference: Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox. [REVIEW]Monica Mookherjee - 2003 - Radical Philosophy 122.