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The Invention of the Modern Republic - Biancamaria Fontana

The Invention of the Modern Republic

By: Biancamaria Fontana (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th March 1994
ISBN: 9780521430883
Number Of Pages: 248

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Why are republics nowadays the most common form of political organization, and the one most readily associated with modern democracy? In The Invention of the Modern Republic, a team of highly distinguished historians of ideas answers this question, and examines the origins of republican governments in America and Europe. Given the renewed interest at present in the functioning and evolution of democratic institutions--especially in their relation with market economies--the issues discussed here have a powerful contemporary resonance.

"This is a very able edited and well-written book, not constrained by the enterprise which it defines. The authors illuminate in a great many ways the history they have chosen to tell." J.G.A. Pocock, Times Literary Supplement "This is a fascinating work... Assuredly, it is a stimulating collection of scholarly essays on the intellectual history of the republic and republican ideology." Ken Hendrickson, Social History "With the renewed interest indemocratic institutions and the ever growing passion to export democracy throughout the international community, The Invention of the Modern Republic is both timely and instructive. The Invention of the Modern Republic makes a significant contribution to our understanding of this type of regime. I highly recommend it to your attention." David A. Freeman, The European Studies Journal

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the invention of the modern republic
Ancient and modern republicanism: 'mixed constitution' and 'ephors'
Checks, balances and boundaries: the separation of powers in the constitutional debate of 1787
From Utopia to repulicanism: the case of Diderot
Cordeliers and Girondins: the prehistory of the republic?
The constitutional republicanism of Emmanuel SieyFs
The Thermidorian republic and its principles
Francesco Mario Pagano's 'Republic of Virtue': Naples 1799
Kant, the French revolution and the definition of the republic Gareth
French historians and the reconstruction of the republican tradition, 1800-1848
The republic of universal suffrage
The identity of the bourgeois liberal republic
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521430883
ISBN-10: 0521430887
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 25th March 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.36  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.5