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Evaluating Parental Power: An Exercise in Pluralist Political Theory

Allyn Fives


Is parents’ power over their children legitimate? And what role do both theoretical analysis and practical judgement play when we make such normative evaluations? While this book adds to the growing literature on parents, children, families, and the State, it does so by focusing on one issue, the legitimacy of parents’ power. It also takes seriously the challenge posed by moral pluralism, and considers the role of both theoretical rationality and practical judgement in resolving moral dilemmas associated with parental power. This book makes a number of conceptual and methodological innovations ... More

Keywords: Parents, pluralism, political philosophy, power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784994327
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784994327.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allyn Fives, author
National University of Ireland