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It is commonly supposed that democracies should encourage greater political participation and civic engagement. This article identifies two distinct perspectives on political participation and civic engagement: a ‘freedom-centred’ model and an ‘ethical’ model. The ‘freedom-centred’ model defended here draws on the republican concept of freedom as non-domination, together with the political liberal notion of fair deliberative proceduralism, while the ethical model draws on Aristotelian, perfectionist, sources. It is argued that the ‘ethical’ model is overly concerned with the ‘moral renewal’ of modern social life, and is insensitive to problems of domination posed by its account of civic reciprocity and trust. By contrast, the ‘freedom-centred’ model developed offers a systematic account of personal and political freedom, which provides qualified support for deliberative modes of participation and engagement.
|Journal||British Journal of Politics and International Relations|
|Early online date||04 May 2012|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|
Bibliographical noteThis paper, arising our of work done on the FP7 Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation (PIDOP) project, was published online on 4 May 2012.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Political Science and International Relations
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
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R6315PSY: Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation
01/08/2008 → 30/04/2012
Newcastle Ethics, Legal, and Political Philosophy seminar series
Cillian McBride (Invited speaker)12 Oct 2011
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference
Cillian McBride (Speaker)05 Oct 2011
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference