Stanislas Richard

PhD candidate in Political Theory, Central European University, Budapest

Junior Visiting Fellow
(March–July 2020)


Exploitation as Labour Under a Regime of Disenfranchisement: Resituating Exploitation Within the Basic Structure of Society

The conceptions of exploitation that dominate today’s philosophical literature are unsatisfactory. Either they are unable to explain the wrongness of certain forms of contemporary wage labour, or they categorize as exploitative that which would be absurd to deem as such. My research argues that this is because they aim at placing the wrongness of exploitation within the transaction itself, which renders their account politically useless as a tool of criticism against capitalism.

Democratic Equilibria: Albert Hirschman and Workplace Democracy”, In: Review of Social Economy, DOI, 2019.