Cecile Laborde

University College London, Political Science


Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies, Michael Freeden, ed., Oxford University Press, 2013, Forthcoming

After presenting the recent republican revival, focusing in particular on the neo-republican school of thought, this chapter assesses the exact nature of the differences between liberalism and republicanism, and notably the republicanism of freedom as non-domination associated with Philip Pettit. Drawing on the tools of ideological analysis, as laid out by Michael Freeden, it shows that some of these disagreements are conceptual; others are normative; and yet others are strategic. In particular, republicans have a distinctive understanding of the concept of liberty; their focus on non-domination and ‘anti-power’ shapes a more comprehensive, progressive political agenda; and their language is more effective as a critique of real-world neo-liberal politics.

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Keywords: republicanism, freedom, non-domination, liberalism, Philip Pettit, Michael Freeden, ideology, neo-liberal politics

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Date posted: October 14, 2012  

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Laborde, Cecile, Republicanism (2012). Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies, Michael Freeden, ed., Oxford University Press, 2013, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2160877

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