Rationalism, pluralism, and freedom /

Intermediate groups- voluntary associations, churches, ethnocultural groups, universities, and more-can both protect threaten individual liberty. The same is true for centralized state action against such groups. This wide-ranging book argues that, both normatively and historically, liberal politica...

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Main Author: Levy, Jacob T., 1971-
Format: Book
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015
Edition:First edition
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Table of Contents:
  • Freedom, associations, and uniformity
  • Two approaches
  • Reunderstanding intermediate groups
  • Antecedents and foundations
  • The ancient constitution, the social contract, and the modern state
  • Montesquieu and Voltaire, philosophes and parlements
  • The age of revolutions
  • Centralization in a democratic age : Tocqueville and Mill
  • From liberal constitutionalism to pluralism
  • The constitution of group life
  • Associations are not states
  • Conclusion: Against synthesis