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The Privatized State

The Privatized State

Chiara Cordelli

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205755
eISBN:
9780691211732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Many governmental functions today — from the management of prisons and welfare offices to warfare and financial regulation — are outsourced to private entities. Education and health care are funded ... More

Leviathan on a LeashA Theory of State Responsibility

Leviathan on a Leash: A Theory of State Responsibility

Sean Fleming

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691206462
eISBN:
9780691211282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691206462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

States are commonly blamed for wars, called on to apologize, held liable for debts and reparations, bound by treaties, and punished with sanctions. But what does it mean to hold a state responsible ... More

Against the Death PenaltyWritings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Giuseppe Pelli

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In 1764, a Milanese aristocrat named Cesare Beccaria created a sensation when he published On Crimes and Punishments. At its centre is a rejection of the death penalty as excessive, unnecessary, and ... More

Open DemocracyReinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century

Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century

Hélène Landemore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691181998
eISBN:
9780691208725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To the ancient Greeks, democracy meant gathering in public and debating laws set by a randomly selected assembly of several hundred citizens. To the Icelandic Vikings, democracy meant meeting every ... More

Systemic CorruptionConstitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Camila Vergara

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207537
eISBN:
9780691208732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207537.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book reveals how the majority of modern liberal democracies have become increasingly oligarchic, suffering from a form of structural political decay first conceptualized by ancient philosophers. ... More

France before 1789The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

France before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

Jon Elster

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691149813
eISBN:
9780691200927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149813.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book traces the historical origins of France's National Constituent Assembly of 1789, providing a vivid portrait of the ancien régime and its complex social system in the decades before the ... More

Just HierarchyWhy Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World

Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World

Daniel Bell and Wang Pei

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200897
eISBN:
9780691200880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200897.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

All complex and large-scale societies are organized along certain hierarchies, but the concept of hierarchy has become almost taboo in the modern world. This book contends that this stigma is a ... More

What Is Political Philosophy?

What Is Political Philosophy?

Charles Larmore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691179148
eISBN:
9780691200873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is political philosophy? What are its fundamental problems? And how should it be distinguished from moral philosophy? This book redefines the distinctive aims of political philosophy, ... More

After UtopiaThe Decline of Political Faith

After Utopia: The Decline of Political Faith

Judith N. Shklar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691200859
eISBN:
9780691200866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200859.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

After Utopia was the author's first book, a harbinger of her renowned career in political philosophy. Throughout the many changes in political thought during the last half century, this important ... More

Against Political EqualityThe Confucian Case

Against Political Equality: The Confucian Case

Tongdong Bai

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195995
eISBN:
9780691197463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195995.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that domestic governance influenced by Confucianism can embrace the liberal aspects of democracy along with the democratic ideas of equal opportunities and governmental ... More

UtopophobiaOn the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy

Utopophobia: On the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy

David Estlund

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691147161
eISBN:
9780691197500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147161.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Throughout the history of political philosophy and politics, there has been continual debate about the roles of idealism versus realism. For contemporary political philosophy, this debate manifests ... More

Democratic Equality

Democratic Equality

James Lindley Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals. But in today's divided public ... More

Worldmaking after Empire

Worldmaking after Empire

Adom Getachew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179155
eISBN:
9780691184340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179155.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to ... More

Reading Machiavelli

Reading Machiavelli

John P. McCormick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To what extent was Machiavelli a “Machiavellian”? Was he an amoral adviser of tyranny or a stalwart partisan of liberty? A neutral technician of power politics or a devout Italian patriot? A reviver ... More

Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Seyla Benhabib

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century—in particular, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter ... More

The Opinion of MankindSociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Paul Sagar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is the modern state? Conspicuously undertheorized in recent political theory, this question persistently animated the best minds of the Enlightenment. Recovering David Hume and Adam Smith's ... More

The Happiness PhilosophersThe Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Bart Schultz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the most influential yet misunderstood philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for ... More

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

Luke Mayville

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171531
eISBN:
9781400883691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171531.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Long before “the one percent” became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply “the few”—the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. ... More

An Age of RiskPolitics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Emily C. Nacol

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows that risk, now treated as a permanent feature of our lives, did not always govern understandings of the future. Focusing on the epistemological, political, and economic writings of ... More

Good NeighborsThe Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Nancy L. Rosenblum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169439
eISBN:
9781400881314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169439.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The moral principles prescribed for friendship, civil society, and democratic public life apply imperfectly to life around home, where we interact day to day without the formal institutions, rules of ... More

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