Hobbes, liberalism, and political technique

Walter, Ryan (2011) Hobbes, liberalism, and political technique. European legacy-toward new paradigms, 16 1: 53-69. doi:10.1080/10848770.2011.543374

Author Walter, Ryan
Title Hobbes, liberalism, and political technique
Journal name European legacy-toward new paradigms   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1084-8770
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10848770.2011.543374
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 53
End page 69
Total pages 17
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Hobbes is commonly treated as a foundational figure for liberalism. This familiar view relies on emphasizing his account of the relationship between rights bearing individuals and state power. By contrast, this essay centers the practical question of how to govern, and develops this perspective to both question Hobbes's supposed liberalism and to demonstrate the utility of construing liberalism as more than a set of philosophical arguments regarding subject-state relations. In particular, understanding liberalism in terms of political technique offers a new perspective on the relationship between liberalism and republicanism.
Keyword Police
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 31 Jan 2011

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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