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The Resource Montesquieu's liberalism and the problem of universal politics, Keegan Callanan, Middlebury College

Montesquieu's liberalism and the problem of universal politics, Keegan Callanan, Middlebury College

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Montesquieu's liberalism and the problem of universal politics
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Montesquieu's liberalism and the problem of universal politics
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Keegan Callanan, Middlebury College
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eng
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Dubbed 'the oracle' by no less an authority than James Madison, Montesquieu stands as a theoretical founder of the liberal political tradition. But equally central to his project was his account of the relationship of law to each nation's particular customs and place, a teaching that militates against universal political solutions. This teaching has sometimes been thought to stand in tension with his liberal constitutionalism. In this book, Keegan Callanan argues that Montesquieu's political particularism and liberalism are complementary and mutually reinforcing parts of a coherent whole. In developing this argument, Callanan considers Montesquieu's regime pluralism, psychological conception of liberty, approach to political reform, and account of 'the customs of a free people', including the complex interaction of religion and commerce. Callanan concludes that, by re-orienting our understanding of liberalism and redirecting our attention toward liberty's distinctive preconditions, a return to Montesquieu's political philosophy leaves us better prepared to confront liberal democracy's contested claim to universality. --
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1981-
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Callanan, Keegan
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
  • Liberalism
  • Political culture
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Montesquieu's liberalism and the problem of universal politics, Keegan Callanan, Middlebury College
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Montesquieu and classical particularism -- Montesquieu and humanist constitutionalism -- Regime pluralism -- Understanding liberal culture -- Religion, secularism, and liberal society -- The spirit of tolerance and gentleness -- Political change and the psychology of liberty -- Conclusion
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on1028605982
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24 cm
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xi, 303 pages
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9781108428170
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1028605982
Label
Montesquieu's liberalism and the problem of universal politics, Keegan Callanan, Middlebury College
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Montesquieu and classical particularism -- Montesquieu and humanist constitutionalism -- Regime pluralism -- Understanding liberal culture -- Religion, secularism, and liberal society -- The spirit of tolerance and gentleness -- Political change and the psychology of liberty -- Conclusion
Control code
on1028605982
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 303 pages
Isbn
9781108428170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028605982

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