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ERIC Number: EJ942060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Democracy, Social Justice and Education: Feminist Strategies in a Globalising World
Enslin, Penny
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n1 p57-67 Feb 2006
Recognising the relevance of Iris Marion Young's work to education, this article poses the question: given Iris Young's commitment to both social justice and to recognition of the political and ethical significance of difference, to what extent does her position allow for transnational interventions in education to foster democracy? First, it explores some of Iris Young's arguments on the relationship between democracy and social justice, with particular reference to their implications for education. Second, I argue that if her ideas are extended to the issue of global justice, the strategies which she offers should be extended, at least when it comes to educational intervention, to allow for a wider range of actions in support of global justice through education for democracy than Iris Young's work so far seems to allow. The wider range of strategies which I propose call on western feminists and their governments to do more to promote democracy and social justice globally. This can be done in ways that are consistent with Iris Young's stipulation that transnational interference is permissible if undertaken against dominative harm.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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