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Hate Speech and Self-Restraint (2019)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (2019). Hate Speech and Self-Restraint. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 22(3), 657-671. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-019-10004-y

© 2019, The Author(s). In this article, my aim is to consider under what circumstances, and for what reasons, individuals may freely choose not to speak hatefully about others. Even if not threatened with legal sanction, why might they decide not to... Read More about Hate Speech and Self-Restraint.

Religious duties and equal opportunities in public space (2019)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S. (in press). Religious duties and equal opportunities in public space. In J. Seglow, & A. Shorten (Eds.), Religion in Public LifeECPR Press

In a number of European states, laws and regulations of various kinds place limits on individuals’ ability to wear certain religious garments or to display certain religious symbols in public space. In this Chapter, I focus on how burqa bans fare wh... Read More about Religious duties and equal opportunities in public space.

The recognition of religion in public spaces (2019)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S. (2019). The recognition of religion in public spaces. In M. Kahlos, H. Koskinen, & R. Palmén (Eds.), Recognition and Religion: Contemporary and Historical StudiesRoutledge

In this chapter, I consider the ways in which religion is recognized in contemporary societies, and also to think how it should be recognized. I focus on just one aspect of this very large and complex topic – namely the recognition of religion speci... Read More about The recognition of religion in public spaces.

Revisiting Contextualism in Political Theory: Putting Principles into Context (2018)
Journal Article
Modood, T., & Thompson, S. (2018). Revisiting Contextualism in Political Theory: Putting Principles into Context. Res Publica, 24(3), 339-357. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11158-017-9358-1

© 2017, Springer Nature B.V. In this article, we articulate and defend a contextual approach to political theory. According to what we shall call ‘iterative contextualism’, context has two important roles to play in determining what is required by ju... Read More about Revisiting Contextualism in Political Theory: Putting Principles into Context.

The expression of religious identities and the control of public space (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (2019). The expression of religious identities and the control of public space. Ethnicities, 19(2), 231-250. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468796818785935

© The Author(s) 2018. To what extent may an historic nation impress its religious identity on the public space of its society? For example, does it have a right to ban the wearing of hijabs in schools, to insist on the display of crucifixes in school... Read More about The expression of religious identities and the control of public space.

On claims of culture and duties of recognition in democratic states (2015)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (2015). On claims of culture and duties of recognition in democratic states. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 18(3), 328-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2013.861658

© 2013 Taylor & Francis. One important way in which individuals and groups express their ideas and principles, and present their proposals and demands, is in the language of identity or difference. They argue that what they value and what they dese... Read More about On claims of culture and duties of recognition in democratic states.

Gutmann, Amy (2014)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S. (2014). Gutmann, Amy. In E. Ellis, K. Ferguson, M. Gibbons, & D. Coole (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Political ThoughtWiley

Recognition beyond the state (2013)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S. (2013). Recognition beyond the state. In S. Thompson, & T. Burns (Eds.), Global Justice and the Politics of Recognition, 88-107. Palgrave Macmillan

Freedom of expression and hatred of religion (2012)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (2012). Freedom of expression and hatred of religion. Ethnicities, 12(2), 215-232. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468796811431298

The UK's Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 makes it an offence to deliberately stir up hatred against people on religious grounds. For its supporters, the Act offers necessary protection to a range of groups that are vulnerable to the harmful effe... Read More about Freedom of expression and hatred of religion.

Recognition and ambivalence (2011)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S., & Hoggett, P. (2011). Recognition and ambivalence. In S. Thompson, & M. Yar (Eds.), The Politics of MisrecognitionAshgate

Introduction (2011)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S., & Yar, M. (2011). Introduction. In S. Thompson, & M. Yar (Eds.), The Politics of MisrecognitionAshgate

On the circularity of democratic justice (2009)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (2009). On the circularity of democratic justice. Philosophy and Social Criticism, 35(9), 1079-1098. https://doi.org/10.1177/0191453709343391

In this article, I argue that justice and democracy stand in a circular relationship: just outcomes emerge from democratic deliberations, but only if such deliberations meet the standards of justice. I develop my argument by engaging in a critical di... Read More about On the circularity of democratic justice.

Parity of participation and the politics of status (2009)
Journal Article
Thompson, S., & Armstrong, C. (2009). Parity of participation and the politics of status. European Journal of Political Theory, 8(1), 109-122. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474885108096963

Over the past decade, Nancy Fraser has developed a sophisticated theory of social justice. At its heart lies the principle of parity of participation, according to which all adult members of society must be in a position to interact with one another... Read More about Parity of participation and the politics of status.