Inclusion and Democracy

Inclusion and Democracy is a 2002 book by Iris Marion Young, published by Oxford University Press.

Inclusion and Democracy
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AuthorIris Marion Young
CountryUnited Kingdom
SubjectPolitical philosophy, Feminist philosophy
PublisherOxford University Press
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Media typePrint
Preceded byIntersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy 
Followed byOn Female Body Experience: 'Throwing Like a Girl' and Other Essays 


Young considers democracy in a multicultural society, and recommends paths to a more inclusive engagement in democratic politics. Given the ideals of inclusion and exclusion, individuals and groups are often marginalized by the processes of debate and decision. Since some forms of expression are the victims of bias. For Young, the functions of political protest appeal, as a narrative that broadens our understanding of democratic communication.

The members of pluralist forms of communication in large scale societies may then enact concepts such as the public sphere and civil society. According to her arguments global institutions could extend the scope of social and economic interactions to include class, race, and gender bias in the democratic process.

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