Biological Citizenship in the Reliability Democracy

  • Kristina Lekić Barunčić PhD Candidate, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Keywords: reliability democracy, Autism Spectrum, epistemic injustice, biological citizens, experts


In this paper, I shall present the theoretical view on the reliability democracy as presented in Prijić Samaržija’s book Democracy and Truth (2018), and examine its validity through the case of the division of epistemic labour in the process of deliberation on autism treatment policies. It may appear that because of their strong demands, namely, the demand for rejection of medical authority and for exclusive expertise on autism, autistic individuals gathered around the neurodiversity movement present a threat to the reliability democracy.


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