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Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives

Samantha Besson and José Luis Martí

Abstract

Interest in republicanism as a political theory has burgeoned in recent years, but its implications for the understanding of law have remained largely unexplored. This book offers a critical survey of the potential for creating republican accounts of fundamental issues in law and legal theory. Bringing together contributors with backgrounds in political and legal philosophy, the chapters in the book assess republicanism's historical traditions, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals. The collection offers insight into new debates taking place in republican political and legal theory. It ... More

Keywords: republicanism, political theory, legal theory, criminal law, constitutional law, international law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199559169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559169.001.1

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samantha Besson, editor
Professor of Public International Law and European Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

José Luis Martí, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

Contents

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INTRODUCTION

Law and Republicanism: Mapping the Issues

Samantha Besson, and José Luis Martí

Part I REPUBLICAN LEGAL THEORY

1 Law and Liberty

Philip Pettit

Part II REPUBLICAN LAW

A REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

B REPUBLICAN CRIMINAL LAW

6 Republicanism and Crime

Richard Dagger

C REPUBLICAN INTERNATIONAL LAW

Part III NATIONAL REPUBLICANISMS AND THE LAW

13 French Republicanism and the European Union

Justine Lacroix, and Paul Magnette