A new special issue of Public Health Ethics is organized around a key question: should republicans care about health? Republicanism is the political doctrine that holds that society should be ordered on the basis of principles that prioritize the value of individual freedom. Republicans’ focus on individual freedom is shared with many variants of Liberalism, but they contrast with the latter by virtue of adopting a distinctive conception of freedom as non-domination. For republicans, you are free insofar as you are robustly protected from even the mere possibility of someone arbitrarily interfering with your choices.
Republicanism Special Symposium
Jurgen De Wispelaere and John Coggon
Introduction: Towards a Republic of Health?
Can Republicanism Tame Public Health?
Democracy, Law and Relationships of Domination—A Response to ‘Can Republicanism Tame Public Health?’
A. M. Viens
Public Health and Political Theory: The Importance of Taming Individualism
Stephen R. Latham
Political Theory, Values and Public Health
Republicanism and the Paradox of Public Health Preconditions Comments on Steve Latham
Public Health Interventions as Regulatory Governance: The Place of Political Theory
Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen and Xavier Landes
Fighting Status Inequalities: Non-domination vs Non-interference
The Moral Physiology of Inequality: Response to ‘Fighting Status Inequalities: Non-domination vs Non-interference’
Commentary on Nielsen and Landes, ‘Fighting Status Inequalities: Non-domination and Non-interference’
Right Relation and Right Recognition in Public Health Ethics: Thinking Through the Republic of Health
Right, Well-being and the Republic of Health: A Response to Jennings
Comment on Jennings, ‘Right Relation and Right Recognition in Public Health Ethics: Thinking through the Republic of Health’