Public philosophy in a new key. Volume II, Imperialism and civic freedom /

These two ambitious volumes from one of the world's most celebrated political philosophers present a new kind of political and legal theory that James Tully calls a public philosophy, and a complementary new way of thinking about active citizenship, called civic freedom. Professor Tully takes t...

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Main Author: Tully, James, 1946-
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series:Ideas in context ; 94.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Credits; Volume I; Volume II; Introduction; Public philosophy and civic freedom: a guide to the two volumes; PART 1 Global governance and practices of freedom; Chapter 1 The Kantian idea of Europe: critical and cosmopolitan perspectives; Introduction; 1 The Kantian idea of Europe and the world; 2 A critical Enlightenment attitude towards the Kantian idea of Europe; 3 Rethinking cultures; 4 Rethinking constitutions and federations; 5 From monologue to cosmopolitan multilogue; Conclusion.
  • Chapter 2 Democracy and globalisation: a defeasible sketchIntroduction: a political philosophy of the present; 1 Two types of practices of government and democracy: restrictive and extensive; 2 Practices of representative government and democracy; 3 Contemporary political globalisation and global governance; 4 Unmodified and modified representative practices of government and democracy; 5 Unmodified and modified extensive practices of government and democracy; Conclusion; Chapter 3 An ecological ethics for the present; 1 Three approaches to the central question; 2 Practical systems.
  • 3 Negotiations over the central question4 Implementation and review; Conclusion; Chapter 4 The unfreedom of the moderns in comparison to their ideals of constitutional democracy; Introduction; 1 Two principles and six features of constitutional democracy; 2 Three illegitimate trends in comparison to the principle of democracy; 3 Critical discussion of the two principles in the light of the three trends; 4 The third response: a critical and practical approach; Conclusion; PART 2 On imperialism; Chapter 5 On law, democracy and imperialism.
  • Introduction: the field of political theory and public law1 The first or traditional critics: overlooking the continuity of informal imperialism; 2 The second critics: overlooking the historical length and breadth of informal imperialism; 3 The third critics: overlooking the imperial features of the state system, development and institutions of global governance; 4 Kantian imperialism; 5 Neo-Kantian imperialism; 6 The fourth critics: self-determination, democratisation and imperialism; 7 The fifth critics: post-colonialism, legal constructivism and interactive imperialism; Conclusion.
  • Chapter 6 Communication and imperialismPreamble: pierre trudeau's ethos of civic participation; Introduction: the turn to communicative action; 1 Networks of communication and social ordering; 2 Controlling communication; 3 Democratic communicative action; Chapter 7 The imperial roles of modern constitutional democracy; Introduction; 1 Western constitutional democracy: the modern arrangement of constituent powers and constitutional forms; 2 The imperial roles of constitutional democracy; 3 Beyond imperialism: democratic constitutionalism; Conclusion: Civic freedom contra imperialism.