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On Civic Republicanism

Ancient Lessons for Global Politics

edited by Geoffrey Kellow & Neven Leddy

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2016
History & Theory, General, Political, General, Ancient & Classical, General
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Continuing the analysis of contemporary issues through the lens of ancient theories beyond the themes of Enduring Empire and the award-winning On Oligarchy, On Civic Republicanism explores the enduring relevance of the ancient concepts of republicanism and civic virtue to modern questions about political engagement and identity. Examining both ancient and early modern conceptions of civic republicanism, the contributors respond to the work of thinkers ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Machiavelli, Montesquieu, and Wollstonecraft.

A testament to the continuing influence of the concept and the ongoing scholarly debate which surrounds it, On Civic Republicanism addresses fundamental questions regarding democratic participation, liberal democracy, and the public good. Its essays speak to the many ways in which the idea of the republic still challenges us today.

About the authors

Geoffrey C. Kellow is an assistant professor in the College of the Humanities at Carleton University.

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Neven Leddy teaches in the Department of History at Carleton University.

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Editorial Reviews

‘Kellow and Leddy have assembled sophisticated analytical papers on civic republicanism authored by diverse students of philosophy and political science…. The scholarship is impressive…. Highly recommended.’

Choice Magazine vol 54:02:2016