Cambridge University Press (2012)

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Philip Pettit
Australian National University
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According to republican theory, we are free persons to the extent that we are protected and secured in the same fundamental choices, on the same public basis, as one another. But there is no public protection or security without a coercive state. Does this mean that any freedom we enjoy is a superficial good that presupposes a deeper, political form of subjection? Philip Pettit addresses this crucial question in On the People's Terms. He argues that state coercion will not involve individual subjection or domination insofar as we enjoy an equally shared form of control over those in power. This claim may seem utopian but it is supported by a realistic model of the institutions that might establish such democratic control. Beginning with a fresh articulation of republican ideas, Pettit develops a highly original account of the rationale of democracy, breathing new life into democratic theory.
Keywords Republicanism  Political science Philosophy  Democracy  State, The  POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
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Call number JC423.P432 2012
ISBN(s) 9781107005112   1107005116   0521646707
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