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LOVETT, FRANK. - A General Theory of Domination and Justice.

Title: A General Theory of Domination and Justice.
Description: Oxford & New York : Oxford University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 288 pp.- In all societies, past and present, many persons and groups have been subject to domination. Properly understood, domination is a great evil, the suffering of which ought to be minimized so far as possible. Surprisingly, however, political and social theorists have failed to provide a detailed analysis of the concept of domination in general. This study aims to redress this lacuna. It argues first, that domination should be understood as a condition experienced by persons or groups to the extent that they are dependent on a social relationship in which some other person or group wields arbitrary power over them; this is termed the 'arbitrary power conception' of domination. It argues second, that we should regard it as wrong to perpetrate or permit unnecessary domination and, thus, that as a matter of justice the political and social institutions and practices of any society should be organized so as to minimize avoidable domination; this is termed 'justice as minimizing domination', a conception of social justice that connects with more familiar civic republican accounts of freedom as non-domination. In developing these arguments, this study employs a variety of methodological techniques--including conceptual analysis, formal modelling, social theory, and moral philosophy. English text. Condition : as new. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : as new. ISBN 9780199579419.

Keywords: , Power

Price: EUR 30.00 = appr. US$ 32.61 Seller: Kloof Booksellers & Scientia Verlag
- Book number: %2322247