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    Usurpation and “the Social” in Benjamin Constant's Commentaire.Gianna Englert - forthcoming - Modern Intellectual History:1-30.
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    Fénelon and the Political Summum Malum of Self-Love.Gianna Englert - 2021 - European Journal of Political Theory 20 (3):587-592.
    In The Political Philosophy of Fénelon, Ryan Hanley argues that Fénelon was a realist who aimed to elevate and educate self-love—rather than resist it—in order to avoid tyranny. This roundtable article examines two of Fenelon’s arguments for how self-love, well-directed, could circumvent a king’s absolutist and tyrannical inclinations: 1) the king’s need to be loved and to love in turn, and 2) the relationship between faith and politics / church and state. Contrasting Fénelon with Machiavelli, I question whether the ruler’s (...)
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    The Politics of an Inclusive Parliament: On Gregory Conti's Parliament the Mirror of the Nation.Gianna Englert - forthcoming - History of European Ideas:1-3.
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    Tocqueville’s Politics of Grandeur.Gianna Englert - forthcoming - Political Theory:009059172110437.
    In his defenses of empire, Alexis de Tocqueville emphasized the need to achieve grandeur for France, and his writings on Algeria have shaped our understanding of his political career. In pursuing empire abroad as a remedy for weak politics at home, scholars maintain that Tocqueville abandoned the participatory politics of Democracy in America. This essay argues, however, that the focus on Tocqueville’s international turn has obscured his interest in the greatness of domestic party politics. It demonstrates that Tocqueville championed a (...)
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