Where Democracy Should Be: On the Site(s) of the All-Subjected Principle

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Abstract

In this paper, I set out to defend the claim that a central principle in democratic theory, the all-subjected principle, applies not only when one is subject to a rule by a state but also when one is subject to a rule by a ‘non-state’ unit. I argue that self-government is the value underlying the all-subjected principle that explains why a subjected individual should be included because she is subjected. Given this, it is unfounded to limit the principle to the state, as subjection which threatens self-government occurs in non-state units such as corporations and families. This means that following the all-subjected principle surprisingly implies that we ought to have family and workplace democracy.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftRes Publica
Vol/bind28
Nummer1
Sider (fra-til)69–84
Antal sider16
ISSN1356-4765
DOI
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2022

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