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    Who should fight domination? Individual responsibility and structural injustice
    Politics, Philosophy and Economics 20 (2): 180-201. 2021.
    Who is responsible for fighting domination? Answering this question, I argue, requires taking the structural dimension of domination seriously to avoid unwillingly reproducing domination in the nam...
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    This essay is part of a dossier on Cristina Lafont's book Democracy without Shortcuts.
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    The Domination of States: Towards an Inclusice Republican Law of Peoples.
    Global Justice : Theory Practice Rhetoric 9 (1). 2016.
    Abstract: The article aims to sharpen the neo-republican contribution to international political thought by challenging Pettit’s view that only representative states may raise a valid claim to non-domination in their external relations. The argument proceeds in two steps: First I show that, conceptually speaking, the domination of states, whether representative or not, implies dominating the collective people at least in its fundamental, constitutive power. Secondly, the domination of state…Read more
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    Is and Ought? How the (Social) Ontological Circumscribes the Normative
    The Journal of Ethics 24 (4): 509-525. 2020.
    Is normative theory grounded in ontology and if so, how? Taking a debate between Kwame Gyekye and Thaddeus Metz as my point of departure, my aim in this article is to show that something normative does indeed follow from ontological views: The social ontological, I maintain, circumscribes the normative without, however, fully determining its content. My argument proceeds in two steps: First, I argue that our social ontological position constrains what kind of normative theory we may plausibly de…Read more
  • From Neo-Republicanism to Critical Republicanism
    In Bruno Leipold, Karma Nabulsi & Stuart White (eds.), Radical Republicanism. Recovering the Traditions' Popular Heritage. pp. 21-39. 2020.
    The aim of this chapter is to show how what I call critical republicanism can be developed on the basis of Pettit’s neo-republicanism. On the one hand, I argue that with regard to all three of the most important elements of a republican theory of non-domination, its normative core, the conception of domination, and its institutional implications, Pettit’s neo-republicanism does contain a powerful critical potential, too easily dismissed by some of his critics. On the other hand, I show how this …Read more
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    Whose (Global) Thinking?
    Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche. forthcoming.
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  • Steuerung durch Argumente
    In Gerhard Göhler, Sybille de La Rosa & Ulrike Höppner (eds.), Weiche Steuerung. Studien zur Steuerung durch diskursive Praktiken, Argumente und Symbole. pp. 74-137. 2009.
  • Gerechtigkeit, Rationalität, und das gute Leben (review)
    Zeitschrift für Philosophische Literatur 2 20-27. 2014.
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    The Robust Demands of the Right
    Moral Philosophy and Politics 5 (1): 29-47. 2018.
    In The Robust Demands of the Good Pettit claims that the three goods he takes to be central to the good, namely attachment, virtue and respect, share a common structure: they are robustly demanding in that they require the provision of an associated benefit not just under actual but across various possible circumstances. The aim of this paper is to show that the unified account of the good misconstrues the nature of respect. First, I argue that Pettit’s account of respect as robust non-interfere…Read more
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    Does a Mugger Dominate? Episodic Power and the Structural Dimension of Domination
    Journal of Political Philosophy 28 (2): 199-221. 2020.
    Imagine you are walking through a park. Suddenly, a mugger points a gun at you, threatening to shoot you if you do not hand over your valuables. Is this an instance of domination? Many authors working within the neo-republican framework - including Philip Pettit himself - are inclined to say 'yes'. After all, the mugger case seems to be a paradigmatic example of what it means to be at someone's mercy. However, I argue that this conclusion is based on a misleading, interactional account of domina…Read more