Publius Before Kant: Federal-Republican Security and Democratic Peace

@article{Deudney2004PubliusBK,
  title={Publius Before Kant: Federal-Republican Security and Democratic Peace},
  author={Daniel Deudney},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={315 - 356}
}
  • Daniel Deudney
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • History, Political Science
  • European Journal of International Relations
Reflecting American and allied ascent, Liberal IR theorists have revived earlier theorists, notably Kant and democratic peace, constructing neoclassical liberalism to challenge Realism. Republican security theory (RST) begins in antiquity and reaches a conceptual watershed in the Enlightenment, not in Kant, but in Publius = Federalist. Pessimistic, RST assumed republics were small and expansion would fatally deform, a conclusion derived from Roman history. In a pivotal advance, Publius advanced… 

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