Philosophie der Republik
Stekeler-Weithofer, Primin (editor)
Zabel, Benno (editor)
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
The freedom potential of modern societies, above all the justification of political authority, is today linked to a democratically constituted order. What is meant by the idea of being democratic seems, however, to be anything but clear. Is it only a question of representing the people through elections, ballots, and political parties, or does it include institutional culture, the division of powers, and the legal regime within a community? A "philosophy of the republic", as developed in this volume's contributions, shows that the current "dominance of the democratic" falls short of accounting for the independent significance to the republican self-organisation of state and society.
KeywordsPhilosophy; Philosophie; Philosophy; Government; Democracy; Elections; Philosophy of Law; Freedom Potential; Political Authority; Constitution; Division of Powers; Legal Regime; republican self-organisation; State; Society
Publication date and place2018-08-01
Social & political philosophy