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Modern Liberalism and its Critics

BRENT WATERS

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assesses the rise of modern liberalism by examining the works of selected theorists and their fellow liberal critics. The first section summarizes the origins and subsequent development ... More


Pre‐industrial Europe

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the late pre-Reformation period, re-urbanization and increasing monetization impacting on what had become a profoundly rural civilization gave rise to political structures markedly different from ... More


The Birth of Public Law

Martin Loughlin

in Foundations of Public Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256853
eISBN:
9780191594267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256853.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Public law emerges as an autonomous field of knowledge in the period between the mid-16th and late 17th centuries. This was a critical period of intense religious conflict in which the character of ... More


Competing Conceptions of Subsidiarity

Andreas Føllesdal

in Federalism and Subsidiarity: NOMOS LV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868858
eISBN:
9781479821303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868858.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores different conceptions of the principle of subsidiarity and their implications for constitutional and institutional design. It begins with a discussion of four alternative ... More


The Extension of the State

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins with a detailed discussion of some unjustly neglected thinkers of the early seventeenth century whose work was integral to thinking through the political and geographical legacy ... More


The Ancient Constitution, the Social Contract, and the Modern State

Jacob T. Levy

in Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717140
eISBN:
9780191785900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717140.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Early modern state consolidation, centralization, and absolutism were met with appeals to an old normative order, the so-called Gothic constitution or ancient constitution. This resistance to ... More


The Science of Politics

Sarah Mortimer

in Reformation, Resistance, and Reason of State (1517-1625)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780199674886
eISBN:
9780191937392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674886.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In 1576 Louis Le Roy published a new and expanded edition of his translation of Aristotle’s Politics. In the late-sixteenth century, the starting point for academic political reflection remained the ... More


Althusius: Back to the Future

Thomas O. Hueglin

in System, Order, and International Law: The Early History of International Legal Thought from Machiavelli to Hegel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198768586
eISBN:
9780191821974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768586.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the contribution of Johannes Althusius to system and order in international law lies in his early-modern construction of a federal theory of politics not yet based on the ... More


Popular Sovereignty, Civil Association, and the Respublica: Johannes Althusius and the German Publicists

Daniel Lee

in Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the critical reception of Bodin’s theory of sovereignty in early modern German political thought, with special focus on the most important German reply to Bodin’s République, ... More


The Universal Rule of Natural Law and Written Constitutions in the Thought of Johannes Althusius

John Witte

in Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: European and Chinese Origins of a Rule of Law as Justice for World Order

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199670055
eISBN:
9780191749438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199670055.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Calvinist jurist Johannes Althusius (1557–1638) developed what he called a ‘universal theory’ of law and politics for war-torn Europe. He called for written constitutions that separated the ... More


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