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Republicanism and the Future of Democracy

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Geneviève Rousselière, Yiftah Elazar, Philip Pettit, Daniel Kapust, Annelien de Dijn, Lida Maxwell, Niko Kolodny, Frank Lovett, John P. McCormick, Nadia Urbinati, Alex Gourevitch, Elizabeth Anderson, Robert S. Taylor, Richard Bellamy, Stuart White
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  • Date Published: June 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781316517550

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  • Democracies are in crisis. Can republican theory contribute to reforming our political norms and institutions? The 'neo-republican turn' has seen scholars using the classical republican tradition in reconstructing and developing a vision of public life as an alternative to liberalism. This volume offers new perspectives from leading scholars on how republicanism can help transform democratic theory and respond to some of its most pressing challenges. Drawing on this recent revival of republican political thought, its chapters reflect on such issues as the republican definition of freedom as nondomination and its relation to democracy and populism, the ideal of the common good, domination in the workplace and in the family, republicanism in a globalized world, and radical republican politics. It will appeal to researchers and students in political theory, political philosophy and the history of ideas, and anyone interested in gaining greater insight into the prospects and challenges of republican democracy in today's world.

    • Explores whether republican thought makes a constructive and distinctive contribution to our understanding of modern democracy
    • Tackles the problems and challenges facing a republican theory of democracy
    • Features contributions by prominent experts
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This is a splendid collection that brings together the best contemporary work on republicanism and democracy. It offers stimulating republican reflections on populism, the common good, the economy, the workplace, feminism, and transnational politics. All essays, without exception, are first rate. Rich, sophisticated, as well as politically visionary, this is likely to become the definitive collection on republican democracy.' Cécile Laborde, University of Oxford

    'Elazar and Rousselière have produced a book that features not only most of the leading neo-republican thinkers but also some of their most penetrating, yet sympathetic, critics. The result is a volume that should convince anyone who cherishes democracy of the need, practical as well as theoretical, to take republicanism seriously.' Richard Dagger, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts, University of Richmond

    'Even venerable traditions of political thought die out if they are not innovatively reinterpreted and partly reinvented, answering the challenges of new times. This excellent collection of essays shows how alive, complex, and productive the republican tradition is - and how essential it is for thinking about the future of democracy.' Rainer Forst, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781316517550
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. Republicanizing democracy, democratizing the republic Geneviève Rousselière and Yiftah Elazar
    Part I. Republican Democracy and the Common Good:
    1. The general will, the common good, and a democracy of standards Philip Pettit
    Part II. Republicanism and Historical Challenges of Democratic Politics:
    2. Of demagogues and populists: on the relevance of Roman republicanism to democracy Daniel Kapust
    3. Republicanism and democracy: the tyranny of the majority in eighteenth century political debate Annelien de Dijn
    Part III. Non-Domination as a Democratic Ideal:
    4. Democratic dependency: a feminist critique of non-domination as independence Lida Maxwell
    5. Being under the power of others Niko Kolodny
    Part IV. Democratizing the Republic, Republicanizing Democracy:
    6. Republicanism and democracy revisited Frank Lovett
    7. The new ochlophobia? Populism, majority rule and prospects for democratic republicanism John P. McCormick
    8. Democracy and republicanism: a difficult partnership Nadia Urbinati
    Part V. Republican Democracy in the Workplace and the Market:
    9. Liberty and democratic insurgency: the republican case for the right to strike Alex Gourevitch
    10. Workplace governance and republican theory Elizabeth Anderson
    11. Republicanism and markets Robert S. Taylor
    Part VI. Republican Democracy Beyond the State:
    12. A European republic of sovereign states: sovereignty, republicanism, and the EU Richard Bellamy
    13. Horizontalism, public assembly, and the politics of republican democracy Stuart White.

  • Editors

    Yiftah Elazar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Yiftah Elazar is Lecturer in Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written on Jeremy Bentham, Adam Ferguson, and Adam Smith, and is working on a book on the revolutionary republicanism of Richard Price.

    Geneviève Rousselière, Duke University, North Carolina
    Geneviève Rousselière is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University, North Carolina. She has published articles on Rousseau, Constant, and Kant. She is finishing a book on French republicanism.


    Geneviève Rousselière, Yiftah Elazar, Philip Pettit, Daniel Kapust, Annelien de Dijn, Lida Maxwell, Niko Kolodny, Frank Lovett, John P. McCormick, Nadia Urbinati, Alex Gourevitch, Elizabeth Anderson, Robert S. Taylor, Richard Bellamy, Stuart White

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