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Exit Left: Markets and Mobility in Republican Thought

Robert S. Taylor


How can citizens best protect themselves from the arbitrary power of abusive spouses, tyrannical bosses, and corrupt politicians? Exit Left makes the case that in each of these three spheres the answer is the same: exit. By promoting open and competitive markets and providing the information and financial resources necessary to enable exit, we can empower people’s voices and offer them an escape from abuse and exploitation. This will advance a conception of freedom, viz. freedom as non-domination (FND), that is central to contemporary republican thought. Neo-republicans have typically promoted ... More

Keywords: arbitrary power, exit, freedom as non-domination, commercial republicanism, competitive markets, Adam Smith, Philip Pettit

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198798736
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798736.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert S. Taylor, author
Professor of Political Science, University of California, Davis

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