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Civil and Political Justice

Simon Caney

in Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198293507
eISBN:
9780191602337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829350X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Having argued, in Ch. 2, that there are universal moral values, the next logical step is to ask what these universal moral values are; this question is pursued in Chs 3 and 4, which consider ... More


Rawls on Liberty, Duty, and Obligation

Peter Liddel

in Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rawls' model of liberty might be used to elucidate the kind of liberty that existed in the ancient Greek city‐state. After a general introduction to Rawls, his thought, and the ideas that inform his ... More


The Architecture of Moderate Government: Montesquieu’s Science of the Legislator

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the concept of “moderate government” during the Old Regime by drawing on the political writings of Montesquieu. It first considers Montesquieu's claim, which he articulated in ... More


As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies: if religion has a natural ally, it is authoritarianism—not republicanism or democracy. This book challenges this conventional wisdom. It ... More


Nationality, Liberty, and Rationality

AMY NG

in Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Both Josef Redlich and Lewis Namier regarded modern nationalism, especially German nationalism, as one of the biggest culprits for the failure of political liberty in Europe. Significantly, both ... More


Josef Redlich and the Critique of Austria

AMY NG

in Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When Josef Redlich was born in 1869, the German liberals had just attained power. However, Prussia's victory over Austria in 1866 excluded the latter from the unified Germany five years later. ... More


Political Liberty

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Niccolò Machiavelli's ideas about liberty. It considers Machiavelli's Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy (1584), which contains Machiavelli's treatment of ... More


The Signs of Servitude

Maurizio Viroli

in The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151823
eISBN:
9781400840274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151823.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores a number of unmistakable signs that servants can be recognized by. The first is fear. Those who live under the arbitrary power of another man never feels safe, even if they are ... More


The sublime and the liberty of writing

Abigail Williams

in Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255207
eISBN:
9780191719837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255207.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter looks more closely at Whig poetics, and in particular at the evolution of the Whig sublime. It approaches the question of the literary merit of Whig poetry by considering what it was ... More


Introduction

AMY NG

in Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book looks at the lives and works of Josef Redlich (1869-1936) and Lewis Namier (1869-1936), noted anti-nationalist historians — a minority position in an age when nationalism was at its apogee ... More


Conclusion

AMY NG

in Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The lives of Josef Redlich and Lewis Namier were so intertwined with the demands for individual freedom and national liberation from dynastic absolutism which first took centre stage politically in ... More


Moderation, “the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues”

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This epilogue argues that the authors studied in this book demonstrate that political moderation is neither a lukewarm middle between extremes, nor a synonym for indecisiveness or lukewarmness, but ... More


 The Origins of the American Evangelical Subculture

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter defines and outlines the development of the American evangelical subculture, beginning with the fundamentalists of the early twentieth century, paralleled by the Holiness and Pentecostal ... More


Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

Abigail Williams

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255207
eISBN:
9780191719837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although the Whig parliamentary party secured a political hegemony in the first half of the 18th century, the poets that shared these politics are marginal figures. This book offers a fresh ... More


Stand Fast in Liberty: The Use (and Misuse) of Biblical Symbols and Rhetoric of “Liberty” in the American Founding

Daniel L. Dreisbach

in Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199987931
eISBN:
9780190624286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987931.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The language of “liberty” was on the lips of revolutionary Americans. This is no surprise for a people who believed they had been deprived of their liberties as Englishmen. But what did liberty mean ... More


The Limits Imposed by the Past upon the New Constitutions

Roberto Gargarella

in Latin American Constitutionalism, 1810-2010: The Engine Room of the Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937967
eISBN:
9780199345878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937967.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

The fourth chapter addresses another crucial constitutional discussion, also typical of the “founding period”, namely the discussion about the legal past. Constitutional scholars of the time differed ... More


The Greatness of Machiavelli and the Despotic Disease of His Politics—Both Princely and Republican

Vickie B. Sullivan

in Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of "The Spirit of the Laws"

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226482910
eISBN:
9780226483078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483078.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the few references to Machiavelli in The Spirit of the Laws to reveal the extent and depth of Montesquieu’s engagement with the Florentine thinker. Although Montesquieu ... More


: Will and Judgment:: The Kantian Revision

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter engages Rousseau's arguments against representation through Immanuel Kant's revision of the sovereignty of the will. Kant was the first theorist to make indirect politics the norm rather ... More


The Judicial Authority and Civil Society

al-Sayyed Mustapha Kamel

in Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter demonstrates how judges, acting as an arm of the state, curb the freedom of civil society institutions. It discusses the judges' involvement as a professional association through their ... More


William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Saree Makdisi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Modern scholars often find it difficult to account for the profound eccentricities in the work of William Blake, dismissing them as either ahistorical or simply meaningless. But this study develops a ... More


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