Toleration and non-domination

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Title: Toleration and non-domination
Authors: Honohan, Iseult
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Date: Jun-2013
Abstract: The need for toleration is understood to derive from disagreements that arise from religious and cultural diversity. While a number of different justifications can be offered for toleration, the value of freedom is one of the most significant. This chapter focuses on the specific conception of freedom as non-domination, rather than on other conceptions such as non-interference or autonomy, and seeks to examine what light can be thrown by this conception on the way in which contemporary states should deal with issues arising from the fact of religious and cultural diversity. It considers whether there is a place for toleration in the strict sense of 'allowing something with which one disagrees', which has been criticised as paradoxical, out-moded and dominating. It argues that freedom as non-domination grounds a conception of secure toleration that avoids these criticisms, while requiring some elements that are normally associated with respect and recognition.
Funding Details: European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Keywords: TolerationNon-dominationCultural diversityReligious diversity
DOI: 10.1057/9780230390898.0009
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Dobbernack, J. and Modood, T. (eds.). Hard to Accept: New Perspectives on Tolerance, Intolerance and Respect
ISBN: 9780230390881
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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