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    Power and Freedom: Opposite or Equivalent Concepts?Pamela Pansardi - 2012 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 59 (132):26-44.
    The aim of this work is to offer an assessment of the conceptual relations between 'power' and 'freedom'. The two concepts are normally thought of as standing in a relation of mutual exclusion, and are often defined in reciprocal terms: while being free means not being subject to someone's power, to have power is to constrain someone's freedom. In this article I propose a more detailed interpretation of their conceptual relations, distinguishing between two different cases. In the case in which (...)
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    A non-normative theory of power and domination.Pamela Pansardi - 2013 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (5):1-20.
    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 (...)
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    Democracy, domination and the distribution of power: Substantive Political Equality as a Procedural Requirement.Pamela Pansardi - 2016 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 275 (1):91-108.
    In this article I attempt a normative analysis of the relations between the ideal of democracy and the distribution of power. In particular, I suggest that democratic institutions and procedures, as they are generally understood, are not able per se to avoid domination. In line with the interpretation of domination that I propose, I claim that in order to promote an ideal of democracy as non-domination we need to take into account power inequalities present outside the political sphere. More specifically, (...)
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    Republican Democracy and the Priority of Legitimacy over Justice.Pamela Pansardi - 2015 - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 5 (2).