Civic republicans believe the most pressing problems of political justice should be understood in terms of social power: in particular, the domination that arises from relationships marked by arbitrary power over others. Classic examples of this domination are the power of masters over slaves, monarchs over their subjects, and colonial states over colonists – although civic republicans also identify others who are particularly susceptible to domination, such as undocumented migrants, wives under patriarchy, and workers in capitalist economies. This long preoccupation with dominating relationships has led civic republicans to fashion the tools needed to conceptualise many of the dynamics of personal and political subordination. This chapter asks both what civic republicanism can teach us about disability justice and what civic republicans themselves can learn from thinking through the experience of disability.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability|
|Editors||Adam Cureton, David Wasserman|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 14 May 2020|