PART 1. REPUBLICANISM FREEDOM Before Negative and Positive Liberty Liberty as Non-domination Non-domination as a Political Ideal Liberty, Equality, Community PART II. REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT Republican Aims: Causes and Policies Republican Forms: Constitutionalism and Democracy Checking the Republic Civilising the Republic Republicanism: A Propositional Summary Republicanism: Once More with Hindsight
Philip Pettit is Professor of Social and Political Theory, Australian National University and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, New York.
Pettit follows Skinner in aligning himself with a version of republicanism that is every bit as realist and anti-perfectionist as contemporary liberalism, yet capable of offering a genuinely radical critique of its deficiencies in promoting a community of equal citizens. Res Publica Petit's work is a major advance on previous studies of republican political philosophy. In terms of analytical rigour and imaginative insight, it is easily the best book on the subject. Mind