Privatization or pluralization?: Reflections on multiple jurisdictions.

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  • Author(s): Cooke, Maeve
  • Source:
    Philosophy & Social Criticism. Mar/May2010, Vol. 36 Issue 3/4, p425-440. 16p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Archbishop Rowan Williams
      ghettoization
      legal codes
      plural jurisdictions
      privatization
    • Abstract:
      In a widely publicized lecture in 2008, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, expressed his concern that the conception of law and democratic citizenship prevailing in England may lead to ghettoization. The problem, in his view, is that the bulk of the convictions and commitments that define a given citizen's identity are seen as a matter of individual choice and relegated to the private realm. In diagnosing this problem, Williams tacitly distances himself from a privatizing view of democratic politics. In response to the problem, he calls for consideration of the possibility of supplementary jurisdictions, whereby certain legal functions would be delegated to the religious courts of a community. The article is broadly supportive of Williams' concern to avoid privatization and his emphasis on the importance of openness to learning from other legal codes. However, it finds no convincing case for legally recognizing plural jurisdictions. It concludes that this aim is better served by Seyla Benhabib's proposal for vibrant, ongoing exchanges between different legal codes, and between such codes and political and cultural beliefs, traditions and practices. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0191-4537
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0191453709358841
    • Accession Number:
      49473613
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      COOKE, M. Privatization or pluralization?: Reflections on multiple jurisdictions. Philosophy & Social Criticism, [s. l.], v. 36, n. 3/4, p. 425–440, 2010. DOI 10.1177/0191453709358841. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=49473613. Acesso em: 25 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cooke M. Privatization or pluralization?: Reflections on multiple jurisdictions. Philosophy & Social Criticism. 2010;36(3/4):425-440. doi:10.1177/0191453709358841
    • APA:
      Cooke, M. (2010). Privatization or pluralization?: Reflections on multiple jurisdictions. Philosophy & Social Criticism, 36(3/4), 425–440. https://doi.org/10.1177/0191453709358841
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cooke, Maeve. 2010. “Privatization or Pluralization?: Reflections on Multiple Jurisdictions.” Philosophy & Social Criticism 36 (3/4): 425–40. doi:10.1177/0191453709358841.
    • Harvard:
      Cooke, M. (2010) ‘Privatization or pluralization?: Reflections on multiple jurisdictions’, Philosophy & Social Criticism, 36(3/4), pp. 425–440. doi: 10.1177/0191453709358841.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cooke, M 2010, ‘Privatization or pluralization?: Reflections on multiple jurisdictions’, Philosophy & Social Criticism, vol. 36, no. 3/4, pp. 425–440, viewed 25 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cooke, Maeve. “Privatization or Pluralization?: Reflections on Multiple Jurisdictions.” Philosophy & Social Criticism, vol. 36, no. 3/4, Mar. 2010, pp. 425–440. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0191453709358841.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cooke, Maeve. “Privatization or Pluralization?: Reflections on Multiple Jurisdictions.” Philosophy & Social Criticism 36, no. 3/4 (March 2010): 425–40. doi:10.1177/0191453709358841.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cooke M. Privatization or pluralization?: Reflections on multiple jurisdictions. Philosophy & Social Criticism [Internet]. 2010 Mar [cited 2020 Nov 25];36(3/4):425–40. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=49473613