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Political realism meets civic republicanism

Pettit, Philip

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The paper offers five desiderata on a realist normative theory of politics: that it should avoid moralism, deontologism, transcendentalism, utopianism, and vanguardism. These desiderata argue for a theory that begins from values rooted in a people’s experience; that avoids prescribing a collective deontological constraint; that makes the comparison of imperfect regimes possible; that takes feasibility and sustainability into account; and that makes room for the claims of democracy. The paper...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/247309
Source: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2017.1293912

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