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Republican Liberty and Resilience

Brennan, Geoffrey and Hamlin, Alan (2001) Republican Liberty and Resilience The Monist, 84, (1), pp. 47-62.

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We focus attention on the ‘resilience’ property of republican liberty – a property that, at least in some formulations, is among those features that distinguish republican liberty from its more familiar ‘liberal’ counterpart. Our analysis suggests, and builds on, an analogy between resilience and risk aversion. After a brief description of what we take republican liberty to be (in section I), we turn to the question of how to conceptualise resilience and how the notion might most plausibly be formulated (section II). Examining alternative possible formulations serves to suggest the analogy between resilience and risk aversion. In section III, we exploit that analogy to develop some implications that resilience carries for republican institutional design. Section IV offers a brief summary.

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: Republicanism, liberalism, liberty, resilience


Local EPrints ID: 13590
ISSN: 0026-9662
PURE UUID: 8130c598-1d64-47ea-b5ce-a49b490ca1ff

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Date deposited: 15 Dec 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:01

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Author: Geoffrey Brennan
Author: Alan Hamlin

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