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Author Pettit, Philip, 1945-

Title On the people's terms : a republican theory and model of democracy / Philip Pettit.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xii, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The Seeley lectures ; 8.
John Robert Seeley lectures ; 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-328) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: the republic, old and new -- Freedom as non-domination -- Social justice -- Political legitimacy -- Democratic influence -- Democratic control -- Conclusion: the argument, in summary.
Summary "According to republican political theory, choosing freely requires being able to make the choice without subjection to another and freedom as a person requires being publicly protected against subjection in the exercise of basic liberties. But there is no public protection without a coercive state. And doesn't state coercion necessarily take from the freedom of the coerced? Philip Pettit addresses this question from a civic republican perspective, arguing that state interference does not involve subjection or domination if there is equally shared, popular control over government"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Republicanism.
Political science -- Philosophy.
State, The.
ISBN 1107005116 (hbk.)
9781107005112 (hbk.)
0521182123 (paperback)
9780521182126 (paperback)