Recognition, Equality and Democracy

Recognition, Equality and Democracy : Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Politics

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This volume brings together a range of theoretical responses to issues in Irish politics. Its organising ideas: recognition, equality, and democracy set the terms of political debate within both jurisdictions. For some, there are significant tensions between the grammar of recognition, concerned with esteem, respect and the symbolic aspects of social life, and the logic of equality, which is primarily concerned with the distribution of material resources and formal opportunities, while for others, tensions are produced rather by certain interpretations of these ideas while alternative readings may, by contrast, serve as the basis for a systematic account of social and political inequality. The essays in this collection will explore these interconnections with reference to the politics of Northern Ireland and the Republic. The Republic has gone through a period in which its constitution was the focus for a liberal politics aimed at securing personal autonomy, while Northern Ireland's political landscape has been shaped by the problem of securing political autonomy and democratic legitimacy. While the papers address key questions facing each particular polity, the issues themselves have resonances for politics on each side of the border.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 417g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138997099
  • 9781138997097

Table of contents

* Introduction: Theorising Politics Jurgen De Wispelaere, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Philosophy Cillian McBride, Queen's University Belfast, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy Shane O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy * Critical Theory and Ethno-National Conflict: Assessing Northern Ireland's Peace Process as a Model of Conflict Resolution. Shane O'Neill, Queen's Belfast, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy * Illegal in Ireland, Irish Illegals: Diaspora Nation as Racial State. Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Sociology * Democratic Autonomy, Women's Interests and Institutional Context. Ian O'Flynn, Newcastle University, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology * Comprehensive Liberalism and Civic Education in the Republic of Ireland. Graham Finlay, UCD, School of Politics and International Relations * The Battle(s) Over Children's Rights in the Irish Constitution. Aoife Nolan, Queen's University Belfast, School of Law * Disability Rights in Ireland: Chronicle of a Missed Opportunity. Jurgen De Wispelaere, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Philosophy Judy Walsh, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin * How to Think About Marriage: Autonomy, Equality, Recognition. Pete Morriss, National University of Ireland- Galway, Department of Sociological and Political Studies * The Regulation of Public Space in Northern Ireland. Ciaran O'Kelly, Queen's University Belfast, School of Law Dominic Bryan , Queen's University Belfast, School of History and Anthropology * Identity, Unity, and the Limits of Democracy. Cillian McBride, Queen's University Belfast, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophyshow more

About Jurgen De Wispelaere

Jurgen De Wispelaere lectures in political philosophy at the Dept. of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin. Cillian McBride is a lecturer in political theory, at the School of Politics, International Studies, & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast. Shane O' Neill is Professor of Political Theory, at the School of Politics, International Studies, & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast.show more