Traces of fraternity

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© 2018 Universidad de Murcia Servicio de Publicaciones. All right reserved. Among the French revolutionary triad, freedom and equality have received much more attention than fraternity. The author argues that fraternity is a pre-political moral obligation and the other two principles, however, are fully institutional political rights. In this article, it is argued that fraternity is a principle that works to deepen equality and freedom, and thus enables the idea of an insurgent citizenship that promotes institutional changes to universalize rights. Fraternity would be a permanently institutionalizable device, but never institutionalized once and for all; that is, a moral force leading to the emancipation of subaltern, excluded or discriminated groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-164
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Citizenship
  • Community
  • Equaliberty
  • Fraternity
  • Human rights


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