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    ‘Dominant ethnicity’ and the ‘ethnic-civic’ dichotomy in the work of A. D. Smith

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    This article considers the way in which the work of Anthony Smith has helped to structure debates surrounding the role of ethnicity in present-day nations. Two major lines of enquiry are evident here. First, the contemporary role of dominant ethnic groups within 'their' nations and second, the interplay between ethnic and civic elements in nationalist argument. The two processes are related, but maintain elements of distinctiveness. Smith's major contribution to the dominant ethnicity debate has been to disembed ethnicity from the ideologically-charged and/or anglo-centric discourse of ethnic relations and to place it in historical context, thereby opening up space for dominant group ethnicity to be considered as a distinct phenomenon. This said, Smith's work does not adequately account for the vicissitudes of dominant ethnicity in the contemporary West. Building on the classical works of Hans Kohn and Friedrich Meinecke, Anthony Smith has also made a seminal contribution to the debate on civic and ethnic forms of national identity and nationalist ideology. As well as freeing this debate from the strong normative overtones which it has often carried, he has continued to insist that the terms civic and ethnic should be treated as an ideal-typical distinction rather than a scheme of classification

    Civic republican social justice and the case of state grammar schools in England

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    The aim of this paper is to consider the ways in which civic republican theory can provide a meaningful and useful account of social justice, one that is which holds resonance for educational debates. Recognising the need for educationalists interested in civic republicanism to pay greater attention to ideas of justice – and in particular social justice as it concerns relationships between citizens (citizen to citizen, group to group or citizen to group) – it is argued that a form of civic republicanism committed to freedom as non-domination is capable of providing a substantive model for analysing social (in)justice within educational arenas. After positioning the contribution offered here within existing educational literature on civic republicanism, salient elements of social justice as freedom as non-domination are identified. On this basis, debates concerning the existence and potential expansion of state (public) grammar schools in England are considered in relation to the account of republican social justice as non-domination. It is argued that from this republican position grammar schools (1) represent an arbitrary domination of the interests of those less well off by those with greater material and cultural capital and (2) in doing so lead to advantages for some at the expense of others. Though the focus of the paper is on grammar schools in England, it is suggested that republican justice may be a useful frame for considering similar educational cases in England and elsewhere

    LibertĂ  politica e virtĂč civile. Significati e percorsi del repubblicanesimo classico

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    Tra storia e filosofia della politica, il volume analizza il ruolo delle idee politiche repubblicane nella formazione delle repubbliche moderne e propone spunti di riflessione sul significato del repubblicanesimo per il futuro delle democrazie.- Indice #5- Introduzione, Maurizio Viroli #9- Il repubblicanesimo di Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli #19- Declino e durata delle repubbliche e delle idee repubblicane nell’Italia del Cinquecento, Elena Fasano Guarini #49- Patriottismo e riforma politica, Rosario Villari #113- Le idee repubblicane e la Rivoluzione inglese, Blair Worden #127- Cittadini, clienti e creditori: la repubblica come critica del mutamento storico, John G. A. Pocock #151- Le trasformazioni del repubblicanesimo classico nella Francia del Settecento, Keith Michael Baker #167- VirtĂč e Vittorianesimo. I valori repubblicani del liberalismo inglese, 1860/1890, Eugenio F. Biagini #195- Tra virtĂč e libertĂ : percorsi dell’idea repubblicana nella Francia ottocentesca (1830/1875), Mirella Larizza #217- La tradizione repubblicana nell’Italia dell’Ottocento e del Novecento, Massimo L. Salvadori #245- Considerazioni sulla libertĂ  repubblicana, Quentin Skinner #267- “Moderno repubblicanesimo”? La promessa della societĂ  civile, Benjamin R. Barber #279- La moderna repubblica: mito o realtĂ ?, Jean Fabien Spitz #30

    La théorie de la société bien ordonnée chez Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Digitised version produced by the EUI Library and made available online in Open Access in 2021 for research or private study purposesPublished version of EUI PhD thesis, 198

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the 'well-ordered-society'

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    Translation of: Théorie de la société bien ordonnée chez Jean-Jacques Rousseau.Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 198