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J. S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment
     

J. S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment

by Alex Zakaras, Nadia Urbinati
 

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ISBN-10: 0521677564

ISBN-13: 9780521677561

Pub. Date: 02/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

While John Stuart Mill's writing remains a touchstone for debates over liberty and liberalism, many other dimensions of his political philosophy are often ignored. Yet Mill's relevance has only grown since the end of the Cold War, with the resurgence of nationalism, the emergence of new forms of imperial power, and a renewed interest in state-building and the

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While John Stuart Mill's writing remains a touchstone for debates over liberty and liberalism, many other dimensions of his political philosophy are often ignored. Yet Mill's relevance has only grown since the end of the Cold War, with the resurgence of nationalism, the emergence of new forms of imperial power, and a renewed interest in state-building and the constitution of democracy. This book illustrates the breadth and depth of Mill's political writings. It offers a critical reassessment of Mill's political philosophy in light of recent global development and political transformation.

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ISBN-13:
9780521677561
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Introduction Nadia Urbaniti and Alex Zakaras; Part I. Liberty and its Limits: 1. Mill on liberty and on the Contagious Diseases Act Jeremy Waldron; 2. Rational freedom in John Stuart Mill's feminism Maria Morales; 3. The many heads of the hydra: J. S. Mill on despotism Nadia Urbinati; 4. J. S. Mill and Liberal Socialism Bruce Baum; 5. The method of reform: J. S. Mill's encounter with Bentham and Coleridge Frederick Rosen; Part II. Democracy and the Individual: 6. Bureaucracy, democracy, liberty: some unanswered questions in Mill's politics Alan Ryan; 7. Mill in parliament: when should a philosopher compromise? Dennis F. Thompson; 8. John Stuart Mill, individuality, and participatory democracy Alex Zakaras; 9. Mill's neo-Athenian model of Liberal Democracy Jonathan Riley; 10. John Stuart Mill on education and democracy Wendy Donner; Part III. Beyond National Borders: 11. Cosmopolitan patriotism in J. S. Mill's political thought and activism Georgios Varouxakis; 12. Mill and the imperial predicament Karuna Mantena; 13. Making sense of liberal imperialism Stephen Holmes; 14. Mill's 'A Few Words on Non-Intervention': a commentary Michael Walzer; Bibliography; Index.

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