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Radical Republicanism: Recovering the Tradition's Popular Heritage

Bruno Leipold, Karma Nabulsi, and Stuart White


Republicanism is a powerful resource for emancipatory struggles against domination. Its commitment to popular sovereignty subverts justifications of authority, locating power in the hands of the citizenry who hold the capacity to create, transform, and maintain their political institutions. Republicanism’s conception of freedom rejects social, political, and economic structures subordinating citizens to any uncontrolled power—from capitalism and wage labour to patriarchy and imperialism. It views any such domination as inimical to republican freedom. Moreover, it combines a revolutionary commi ... More

Keywords: republicanism, radical republicanism, popular sovereignty, democracy, domination, freedom

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198796725
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198796725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruno Leipold, editor
Fellow in Political Theory, London School of Economics

Karma Nabulsi, editor
Fellow and Tutor in Politics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

Stuart White, editor
Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Associate Professor of Politics, Jesus College, University of Oxford

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Bruno Leipold, Karma Nabulsi, and Stuart White

Part I Domination: Social and Structural

Part II Popular Constitutionalism

Part III Movement and Resistance

Part IV Socialism and Labour

Part V Historical Trajectories

10 The Utopian Imagination

Sudhir Hazareesingh

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