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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

Emotion and Virtue

Emotion and Virtue

Gopal Sreenivasan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691134550
eISBN:
9780691208701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134550.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What must a person be like to possess a virtue in full measure? What sort of psychological constitution does one need to be an exemplar of compassion, say, or of courage? Focusing on these two ... 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

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

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

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

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