Dealing with difference : the Republican public-private distinction

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Title: Dealing with difference : the Republican public-private distinction
Authors: Honohan, Iseult
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Date: 2000
Online since: 2011-03-31T09:18:03Z
Abstract: This paper discusses the best way to deal with difference in the public sphere. The liberal public-private distinction focuses on control and relegates difference to the private. It is subject to the criticism that it is exclusive, marginalizes values, and relies on a distinction between the state and civil society which cannot be systematically sustained. The republican public-private distinction is paradigmatically different; it focuses on interest, envisages plural publics, and offers the possibility of public recognition by encouraging deliberation between different moral and cultural perspectives. Thus it avoids the criticisms levelled against the liberal use, without assuming, as communitarians and cultural pluralists do, that the public realm can unproblematically replicate private values.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge
Copyright (published version): 2000 Routledge
Keywords: Public-privateRepublicanism
Subject LCSH: Republicanism
Difference (Philosophy)
Civil society
Cultural pluralism
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Baghramian, M. and Ingram, A. (eds.). Pluralism : the philosophy and politics of diversity
ISBN: 978-0-415-22714-8
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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