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

By Philip Pettit

This is often 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 belief of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with confirmed adverse and optimistic perspectives of liberty.

the 1st a part of the publication lines the increase and decline of this belief, screens its many points of interest, and makes a case for why it may nonetheless be considered as a important political perfect. the second one a part of the booklet appears to be like at what the implementation of the appropriate will require in regards to sizeable policy-making, constitutional and democratic layout, regulatory keep watch over and the relation among kingdom and civil society. well-known during this account is a unique notion of democracy, below which executive is uncovered to systematic contestation, and a imaginative and prescient of state-societal kinfolk based upon civility and belief.

Pettit's robust and insightful new paintings bargains not just a unified, theoretical evaluate of the various strands of republican principles, but additionally a brand new and complex standpoint on reviews in similar fields together with the background of principles, jurisprudence, and criminology.

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