Building Blocks of a Republican Cosmopolitanism: The Modality of Being Free

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Building Blocks of a Republican Cosmopolitanism: The Modality of Being Free

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dc.contributor.author Halldenius, Lena
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-25T12:16:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-25T12:16:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1471-8851 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/9843
dc.description.abstract A structural affinity between republican freedom as non-domination and human rights claims accounts for the relevance of republicanism for cosmopolitan concerns. Central features of republican freedom is its institution dependence and the modal aspect it adds to being free. Its chief concern is not constraint, but the way in which an agent is constrained or not. To the extent I am vulnerable to someone’s dispositional power over me I am not free, even if I am not in fact constrained. Republican freedom adds a substantial element to a justification of human rights in terms of entitlement, rather than mere satisfaction of interests. A satisfied interest is not a satisfied right if the satisfaction is dependent on personal good-will and can be withdrawn at any time. Like republican freedom, human rights claims add a modal aspect to enjoyment. Both can be violated by institutional arrangement alone and can be secured only within accountable institutions. National borders may well be irrelevant to the dispositional powers to which people are vulnerable. An international set of institutions globalizes those circumstances in which republican liberty arises as a concern. en
dc.format.extent 19
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject Freedom en
dc.subject Republicanism en
dc.subject Non-domination en
dc.subject Cosmopolitanism en
dc.subject Human rights en
dc.subject Institutions en
dc.subject Dispositional power en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en
dc.title Building Blocks of a Republican Cosmopolitanism: The Modality of Being Free en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Global Political Studies (GPS) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1474885109349394
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::Philosophy subjects::Practical philosophy en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication European Journal of Political Theory;1 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 9 en
dc.format.ePage 30
dc.format.sPage 12
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