Monday, March 11, 2013

Book on Republican Democracy [updated]

Republican Democracy
Liberty, Law and Politics

Ed. by Andreas Niederberger 

& Philipp Schink

(Edinburgh University Press, 

forthcoming 2013)

320 pages



This book provides a new theory of democracy and an alternative to contemporary liberalism, in its exploration of the historical and theoretical relationship between democracy and republicanism, and its consequences. It expands on the foundational principle of republicanism, and puts forward new insights into connections between liberty, law and democratic politics, and a radically new conceptualization of the meaning and structure of democratic institutions and procedures.


Introduction - Andreas Niederberger & Philipp Schink

1. The Tension Between Law and Politics in the Modern Republican Tradition [paper] - Marco Geuna
2. Impotence, Perspicuity, and the Rule of Law - Jack N. Rakove
3. Kant, Madison and the Problem of a Transnational Order [abstract] - James Bohman
4. Republicanism and Democracy - John P. McCormick
5. Two Views of the City: Republicanism and Law - John Ferejohn
6. A Kantian Republican Conception of Justice as Nondomination - Rainer Forst
7. Two Republican Traditions - Philip Pettit
8. Freedom, Control and the State - Philipp Schink
9. Legal Modes and Democratic Citizens in Republican Theory - Galya Benarieh Ruffer
10. Rights, Republicanism and Democracy - Richard Bellamy
11. Republicanism and Global Justice: A Sketch - Cécile Laborde
12. Republicanism and Transnational Democracy - Andreas Niederberger

The book is based on papers presented at a conference on "Republicanism, the Rule of Law, and Democracy" in Frankfurt, March 2009.

Andreas Niederberger is Professor of Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.

Philipp Schink is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.

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