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Civic Republicanism - Iseult Honohan

Civic Republicanism

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"Civic Republicanism" has returned to the fore in the effort to address critical contemporary issues such as citizenship, economic expansion and global interdependence. It is also one of the most important topics in political philosophy
Honohan here examines its central themes. Part One gives an account of the origins and development of civic republicanism. She explores the notion and sustainability of its historical tradition from Aristotle and Cicero through to Machiavelli, Rousseau and Madison, and highlights its contemporary revival in the works of Hannah Arendt and Charles Taylor. She discusses the theory's core concepts- civic virtue, freedom, participation and recognition- their roots in ancient Greece, and how they can be traced in its pattern of re-emergence.
In Part Two, Honohan explores the contemporary attraction of civic republicanism, and assesses its political and institutional implications. What is the nature of the common good? What does it mean to put public before private interests? And what does freedom mean in a republican state? She also addresses the relevance of civic republicanism to cultural diversity, environmental risk and economic globalization.

Cover -- The Problems of Philosophy -- Civic Republicanism -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The value of historical theory -- A civic republican tradition? -- Elements of the classical account -- The civic republican revival -- After the liberal-communitarian debate -- PART I The Historical Evolution of Republican Thought -- Introduction to Part I -- CHAPTER I The Primacy of Virtue -- CHAPTER II Freedom in Classical Republicanism -- CHAPTER III Participation and Inclusion in the Extensive Republic -- CHAPTER IV Roots of the Republican Revival -- PART II Contemporary Debates -- Introduction to Part II -- CHAPTER V Common goods and public virtue -- CHAPTER VI Freedom -- CHAPTER VII Participation and Deliberation -- CHAPTER VIII Recognition and Inclusion in a Pluralist World -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

ISBN: 9780203460894
ISBN-10: 2370004246604
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 15th August 2002