Political Autonomy and Divided Societies: Imagining by Alain-G Gagnon, Michael Keating

By Alain-G Gagnon, Michael Keating

An all superstar forged of educational specialists provide an immense and well timed research of the pursuit of autonomy. They argue that it's key to maneuver past the essentially normative debate concerning the rights or wrongs of self sustaining areas at the foundation of cultural issues, as an alternative concentrating on realizing what makes autonomy functionality effectively.

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For the purposes of this chapter, I will focus on D. Miller’s work. Miller supports a republican conception of citizenship that stresses the idea of the active citizen ‘who takes part along with others in shaping the future direction of his or her society through political debate’ (Miller 1999, 62). From this point of view, citizenship is less a legal status than a role assumed by the citizen as a full member of his or her community. The republican conception does not deny the significance of rights and obligations; it shares with the liberal conception the commitment to equal rights and obligations.

Autonomy may be used to convert a minority into a majority culture by changing the territorial scope of culturally relevant policies, without violating the continuing rights of minorities. Since the external boundaries of culture rarely coincide with those of self-governing units, it provides an example of partial fit between territory and function, in line with current theories of territory. An open conception of territory (discussed below) can accommodate this mismatch better than the old concepts of territorial monopoly.

Modern social conditions make it impossible to gather face to face to make laws, hence ‘something else must generate the trust and loyalty that citizenship requires. Common nationality has served this purpose in the advanced societies [ . . ]’ (Miller 1999, 68; see also Miller 1993, 91 ). It is only then that the conditions of mutual trust and assurance that make responsible citizenship possible combine. In other 34 Conceptual Approaches words the pursuit of democracy and social justice presupposes national communities in which mutual trust stems from shared identity.

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