Political exclusion and domination are common forms of injustice in democratic societies. What is at stake in choosing one or the other as a way of conceptualizing injustice? Can either concept serve as a master concept for all injustice, or do the phenomena of injustice require a more complex array of analytic categories?
The contributors to this volume explore the concepts of exclusion and domination from a wide array of theoretical approaches-liberal and republican, feminist and pluralist. They address topics ranging from racial segregation to criminal sanctions, from the role of the political philosopher to the instruments of genocide. They disagree-sometimes mildly and sometimes profoundly-over how we should construe the forms of exclusion and domination that most command our attention. Ultimately, these authors shed important light on the meaning of justice and injustice in contemporary society.
Contributors: Danielle Allen, Michael Blake, Sanford Levinson, Catharine MacKinnon, Martha Nussbaum, Philip Pettit, James Tully, and Miguel Vatter.
Melissa S. Williams is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Voice, Trust, and Memory and is the current editor of the NOMOS series. Stephen Macedo is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the Director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Dedication to John Rawls Amy GutmannPreface Stephen MacedoContributors IntroductionStephen Macedo and Melissa S. WilliamsPART I: THE INJUSTICE OF DOMINATION1. Invisible Citizens: Political Exclusion and Domination in Arendt and Ellison Danielle Allen2. Tragic Visions, Mundane Realities: A Comment on Danielle Allen's "Invisible Citizens" Clifford Orwin3. The Domination Complaint Philip Pettit4. Pettit and Modern Republican Political Thought Miguel Vatter5. Against Monism: Pluralist Critical Comments on Danielle Allen and Philip Pettit Veit Bader6. A Reply to Bader and Orwin Danielle Allen7. In Reply to Bader and Vatter Philip PettitPART II: EXCLUSION, ASSIMILATION, AND THE ROLE OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY8. Exclusion and Assimilation: Two Forms of Domination in Relation to Freedom James Tully9. Liberal Foundationalism and Agonistic Democracy Michael Blake10. Democracy and Legitimacy: A Response to James Tully's "Exclusion and Assimilation" Leif Wenar11. A Reply to Michael Blake and Leif Wenar James TullyPART III: BOUNDARIES DRAWN BY SHAME12. Inscribing the Face: Shame, Stigma, and Punishment Martha Nussbaum13. The Duration of Shame: "Time Served" or "Lifetime"? Sanford LevinsonPART IV: SEXUAL DOMINANCE14. Genocide's Sexuality Catharine A. MacKinnonIndex