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Rousseau's constitutionalism : austerity and republican freedom, Eoin Daly

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Rousseau's constitutionalism : austerity and republican freedom
Title
Rousseau's constitutionalism
Title remainder
austerity and republican freedom
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Eoin Daly
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eng
Summary
Despite Rousseau's legacy to political thought, his contribution as a constitutional theorist is underexplored. Drawing on his constitutional designs for Corsica and Poland, this book argues that Rousseau's constitutionalism is defined chiefly by its socially directive character. His constitutional projects are not aimed, primarily, at coordinating and containing state power in the familiar liberal-democratic sense. Instead, they are aimed at fostering the social conditions in which a fuller sense of freedom-understood broadly as non-domination-can be realized across all social domains. And, in turn, since Rousseau views domination as being deeply embedded in complex social practices, his constitutionalism is aimed at fostering a radical austerity-social, economic and cultural-as its foil. In locating Rousseau's constitutional projects within his social and political theory of servitude and domination, this book will challenge the predominant focus and orientation of contemporary republican theory. Leading republican thinkers have drawn on the historical republican canon to articulate a model of constitutionalism which is, on the whole, 'liberal' in focus and orientation. This book will argue for the more communitarian orientation of Rousseau's constitutionalism. Its socially-directive focus stems from a sophisticated and compelling account of the sources of unfreedom in complex societies, sources which are ignored or downplayed by the neo-republican literature. Rousseau embraces communitarian social politics as part of his constitutional project precisely because, pessimistically, he views domination as being deeply embedded in the social relations of the liberal order. --
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Daly, Eoin
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non fiction
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  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
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Rousseau's constitutionalism : austerity and republican freedom, Eoin Daly
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn957744601
Dimensions
24 cm
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viii, 177 pages
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9781509903474
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)957744601
Label
Rousseau's constitutionalism : austerity and republican freedom, Eoin Daly
Publication
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
Control code
ocn957744601
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 177 pages
Isbn
9781509903474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957744601

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