Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship

@article{Young1989PolityAG,
  title={Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship},
  author={Iris Marion Young},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1989},
  volume={99},
  pages={250 - 274}
}
  • I. Young
  • Published 1 January 1989
  • History, Law
  • Ethics
An ideal of universal citizenship has driven the emancipatory momentum of modern political life. Ever since the bourgeoisie challenged aristocratic privileges by claiming equal political rights for citizens as such, women, workers, Jews, blacks, and others have pressed for inclusion in that citizenship status. Modern political theory asserted the equal moral worth of all persons, and social movements of the oppressed took this seriously as implying the inclusion of all persons in full… 
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