With its emphasis on pluralized governance, negotiated compromise instead of majority rule, and the inclusion of the economic sphere into the political, Althusius' theory belongs to a countertradition in Western political thought. Although it was written at the beginning of the modern age of sovereign politics, it applies to today's search for a post-sovereign system of politics.

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Early modern concepts for a late modern world
48,95 $

Early modern concepts for a late modern world

THOMAS O. HUEGLIN
éDITION LIVRES NUMÉRIQUES DIVERS



Early modern concepts for a late modern world

THOMAS O. HUEGLIN

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Résumé

Who was Althusius, and why is the work of a seventeenth- century political theorist important in modern times?

Johannes Althusius (1557-1638) was a political theorist and a combative city politician who defended the rights of small communities against territorial absolutism. He designed a system of politics in which sovereignty would be shared and jointly exercised by a plurality of collectivities, spatial as well as social, on the basis of mutual consent and social solidarity.

Early Modern Concepts for a Late Modern World places Althusius in the context of his times and explains the main features of his political thought. It also suggests, perhaps most significantly, why his theories continue to resonate today. Hueglin's use of sources is thorough and scrupulous. He has worked in depth in Germanic scholarship and this access to German-language sources, some of which are almost unknown to the English-speaking world, provides a new interpretation of Althusius' theory.

With its emphasis on pluralized governance, negotiated compromise instead of majority rule, and the inclusion of the economic sphere into the political, Althusius' theory belongs to a countertradition in Western political thought. Although it was written at the beginning of the modern age of sovereign politics, it applies to today's search for a post-sovereign system of politics.


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Titre
Early modern concepts for a late modern world
Auteur
THOMAS O. HUEGLIN
Éditeur
LIVRES NUMÉRIQUES DIVERS
Prix
48,95 $
Sujet
LIVRES NUMÉRIQUES DIVERS
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Français/French
Nombre de pages
275
Date de publication
2005-12-31
ISBN
9780889207677
Code Interne
2386781
Numéro de produit
2386781
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pdf
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