Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government [Oxford Political Theory Series]

By Philip Pettit

This can be the 1st full-length presentation of a republican replacement to the liberal and communitarian theories that experience ruled political philosophy lately. the most recent addition to the acclaimed Oxford Political Theory sequence, Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an exam of the normal republican notion of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with proven detrimental and optimistic perspectives of liberty.

the 1st a part of the e-book lines the increase and decline of this belief, monitors its many points of interest, and makes a case for why it's going to nonetheless be considered as a principal political perfect. the second one a part of the booklet appears to be like at what the implementation of the fitting will require in regards to considerable policy-making, constitutional and democratic layout, regulatory regulate and the relation among country and civil society. fashionable during this account is a singular inspiration of democracy, lower than which executive is uncovered to systematic contestation, and a imaginative and prescient of state-societal kinfolk based upon civility and belief.

Pettit's strong and insightful new paintings bargains not just a unified, theoretical assessment of the various strands of republican principles, but additionally a brand new and complicated standpoint on stories in similar fields together with the heritage of principles, jurisprudence, and criminology.

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