Political Inclusion Through Articulation of Identities : Moral Implications

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Statsvetenskapliga fakulteten sv
dc.contributor.author Varava, Margarita
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201807022921
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/236878
dc.description.abstract This thesis critically engages with various approaches to political inclusion. I show that certain difficulties in their perspectives on language as a candidate for conveying representation and recognition of new agents in public space can be observed. I focus on the moral limitations of these approaches, particularly the issue of articulating identities as a form of suppression; confining the political performance of individuals to frames of political identities; the problematic engagement of excluded agents in existing discourses that are embedded in particular power structures; and normative justification of moral permissibility concerning political agendas of new political agents. In the first chapter, I analyze the normative foundations of inclusion in the theories of Luce Irigaray (‘I-you’-identities), Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau (‘we-them’-identities), as well as the cosmopolitan political project (‘we’-identities) in detail. In the second chapter, I critically investigate and analyze strategies of inclusion by means of articulation in these approaches. Finally, the third chapter outlines problematic moral implications of these approaches in order to close a gap within the current scientific debate on this topic and provide foundations of possible future research. Questions addressed there include: Why favor inclusion at all? Which mechanisms of inclusion would be better than the existing ones? Should inclusion aspire to allow for differences and inclusion on terms that are insensitive to differences? en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.subject social agonism en
dc.subject gender inclusion en
dc.subject political philosophy en
dc.subject inclusion en
dc.subject the Other en
dc.subject difference en
dc.subject identity en
dc.subject discourse en
dc.subject articulation en
dc.title Political Inclusion Through Articulation of Identities : Moral Implications en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201807022921
dc.subject.specialization Käytännöllinen filosofia fi
dc.subject.specialization Social and Moral Philosophy en
dc.subject.specialization Praktisk filosofi sv
dc.subject.degreeprogram Filosofian maisteriohjelma fi
dc.subject.degreeprogram Master's Programme in Philosophy en
dc.subject.degreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i filosofi sv

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