Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government / Edition 1

Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government / Edition 1

by Philip Pettit
     
 

This is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. Professor Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an examination of the traditional republican conception of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with established negative and… See more details below

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This is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. Professor Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an examination of the traditional republican conception of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with established negative and positive views of liberty. The first part of the book traces the rise and decline of this conception, displays its many attractions and makes a case for why it should still be regarded as a central political ideal. The second part of the book looks at what the implementation of the ideal would imply for substantive policy-making, constitutional and democratic design, regulatory control and the relation between state and civil society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198296423
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/27/2000
Series:
Oxford Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,404,144
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

PART 1. REPUBLICANISM FREEDOM
Before Negative and Positive Liberty
Liberty as Non-domination
Non-domination as a Political Ideal
Liberty, Equality, Community
PART II. REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT
Republican Aims: Causes and Policies
Republican Forms: Constitutionalism and Democracy
Checking the Republic
Civilising the Republic
Republicanism: A Propositional Summary
Republicanism: Once More with Hindsight

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