Republicanism via Pettit, 1999

Philip Pettit described republicanism as a matter of public policy in Republicanism, A Theory of Freedom and Government. The major public policy issues communicated upon by Pettit were private property, environmentalism, feminism, socialism, multiculturalism, foreign affairs, judicial reform, economic goals, and political participation. Each of these issues holds policies of nondomination at their root. Nondomination…

The Language of Republicanism (part 5 of infinity)

From my Dissertation Prospectus: …the political science community is calling for research regarding the distinction of liberalism and republicanism—to further understand the distinctions and interactions of political languages upon the polity and society. For example, the School of Public Policy, University College London, is hosting a conference “to explore the relationship between liberal and republican…

America’s Liberal Tradition: Hartz and Tocqueville

***My dissertation will look at the structure of liberalism, republicanism and authoritarianism–so many posts represent “prep. work” for my dissertation. It would be obtuse to ignore the giant language of liberalism in America–and worse yet to not know what it means.  Liberalism, according to Hartz, covers American society.  Liberalism, according to Hartz, “is” the political…

“Our Greatest Lectures”

I was just published in The Political Science Educator, The Newsletter of APSA’s Political Science Education Section, Winter/Spring 2013, Volume 17, Issue 1, Winter 2013 Newsletter. The title is: “Our Greatest Lectures.” See here.  I would like to thank Dr. Shannon Jenkins and everyone at The Political Science Educator for the opportunity to publish this…

Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address Highly “republican”

Obama’s second inaugural address was highly republican, moderately liberal, and absent of authoritarianism. The speech provided very little substantive collective action solutions. Of course, that’s likely reserved for The State of the Union address, anyway. I have numbered Obama’s second inaugural address so that I could complete a very brief content analysis of the speech…