A Theory of Freedom and Government
By (author) Philip Pettit
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Republicanism by Philip Pettit
Book DescriptionThis is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. The author's eloquent, 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 liberalism. The book examines 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. Professor Pettit's powerful and insightful new work offers not only a unified, theoretical overview of the many strands of republican ideas, it also provides a new and sophisticated perspective on studies in related fields including the history of ideas, jurisprudence, and criminology. The author had included a new postscript to this paperback edition, which offers a sketch of the crucial republican ideas, and to reinforce the argument that the republican tradition deserves more attention than it has generally received among contemporary political theorists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198296423
(233mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Group Agency, Paperback (April 2013)
Are companies, churches, and states genuine agents? How do we explain their behaviour? Can we treat them as accountable for their actions? List and Pettit offer original arguments, grounded in cutting-edge work on social choice, economics, and philosophy, to show there really are group agents, over and above the individual agents who compose them.
On the People's Terms, Hardback (December 2012)» View all books by Philip Pettit
A novel, republican theory of the point of democracy, providing a model of the institutions that republican democracy would require.
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Author Biography - Philip Pettit
Philip Pettit is Professor of Social and Political Theory, Australian National University and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, New York.
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