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Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government
This is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. Professor Pettit's eloquent,
On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy
  • P. Pettit
  • Political Science, Law
  • 6 December 2012
Introduction: the republic, old and new 1. Freedom as non-domination 2. Social justice 3. Political legitimacy 4. Democratic influence 5. Democratic control Conclusion: the argument, in summary.
Deliberative Democracy and the Discursive Dilemma
  • P. Pettit
  • Political Science, Law
  • 1 October 2001
Taken as a model for how groups should make collective judgments and decisions, the ideal of deliberative democracy is inherently ambiguous. Consider the idealised case where it is agreed on all
A Theory of Freedom: From the Psychology to the Politics of Agency
Introduction . 1. Conceptualizing Freedom. 2. Freedom as Rational Control. 3. Freedom as Volitional Control. 4. Freedom as Discursive Control. 5. Freedom and Collectivization. 6. Freedom and
On the People’s Terms
According to republican political theory, people’s freedom as persons requires that they be publicly protected against subjection or domination in the exercise of basic liberties. But there is no
A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy
Part 1 Disciplinary contributions to analytical philosophy, Philip Pettit: Continental philosophy, David West history, Richard Tuck sociology, Robert Brown economics, Geoffrey Brennan political
Responsibility Incorporated*
The Herald of Free Enterprise, a ferry operating in the English Channel, sank on March 6, 1987, drowning nearly two hundred people. The official inquiry found that the company running the ferry was