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Author LinkKalyvas, Andreas,1967-
Title LinkLiberal beginnings : making a republic for the moderns / Andreas Kalyvas, Ira Katznelson.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Description viii, 191 p. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Beginnings -- The rhetoric of the market : Adam Smith on recognition, speech, and exchange -- Agonistic liberalism : Adam Ferguson on modern commercial society and the limits of classical republicanism -- After the king : Thomas Paine’s and James Madison’s institutional liberalism -- Embracing liberalism : Germaine de StaĆ«l’s farewell to republicanism -- On the liberty of the moderns : Benjamin Constant and the discovery of an immanent liberalism -- After republicanism : a coda.
Summary "Liberal Beginnings examines the origins and development of the modern liberal tradition and explores the relationship between republicanism and liberalism between 1750 and 1830. Andreas Kalyvas and Ira Katznelson consider the diverse settings of Scotland, the American colonies, the new United States, and France and examine the writings of six leading thinkers of this period: Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Germaine de Stael, and Benjamin Constant. The book traces the process by which these thinkers transformed and advanced the republican project, both from within and by introducing new elements from without. Without compromising civic principles or abandoning republican language, they came to see that, unrevised, the republican tradition could not grapple successfully with the political problems of their time. By investing new meanings, arguments, and justifications into existing republican ideas and political forms, these innovators fashioned a doctrine for a modern republic, the core of which was surprisingly liberal."--book jacket.
Subject LinkLiberalism -- History -- 18th century.
LinkLiberalism -- History -- 19th century.
LinkRepublicanism -- History -- 18th century.
LinkRepublicanism -- History -- 19th century.

System Number 000668082
ISBN Link9780521899468 (hbk.)
Link052189946X (hbk.)
Link9780521728287 (pbk.)
Link0521728282 (pbk.)

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