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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 newest 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 proven destructive and optimistic perspectives of liberty.

the 1st a part of the booklet lines the increase and decline of this belief, monitors its many sights, and makes a case for why it's going to nonetheless be considered as a critical political perfect. the second one a part of the ebook appears at what the implementation of the proper will require with reference to great policy-making, constitutional and democratic layout, regulatory regulate and the relation among country and civil society. well-liked during this account is a unique idea of democracy, lower than which executive is uncovered to systematic contestation, and a imaginative and prescient of state-societal relatives based upon civility and belief.

Pettit's robust and insightful new paintings bargains not just a unified, theoretical evaluation of the various strands of republican rules, but additionally a brand new and complicated standpoint on reports in comparable fields together with the background of rules, jurisprudence, and criminology.

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