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Discursive Exit

Montanaro, L (2019) 'Discursive Exit.' American Journal of Political Science, 63 (4). 875 - 887. ISSN 0092-5853

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Abstract

©2019, Midwest Political Science Association Some women did not participate in the Women's March, rejecting its claims of unity and solidarity because white women mobilize only in their self-interest. This is a form of exit with three features: (1) rejecting a political claim; (2) providing reasons to the power wielder and the broader public; and (3) demanding accountability both as sanction and as deliberation, which requires a discussion about the claim—in this case, the meaning of the group and the terms on which it understands itself. This combination of exit, voice, and deliberative accountability might accurately be called “discursive exit.” Discursive exit addresses conceptual and normative limitations of standard accounts of exit, voice, and loyalty, in particular, when exit and voice are imperfect—because exit can be seen as disapproval of an entire cause—and morally problematic—because voice “from within” implies that cause trumps disagreement, leaving people morally complicit in an unwelcome exercise of power.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 15:18
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25017

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