The Liberal-republican Quandary in Israel, Europe, and the United States

The Liberal-republican Quandary in Israel, Europe, and the United States

Early Modern Thought Meets Current Affairs

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Academic Studies Press
Compiled by a group of distinguished international scholars, including John Pocock, Diana Pinto, Thomas Maissen, and Fania Oz-Salzberger, this volume offers a threefold intellectual juncture. Its contributors analyze the liberal- epublican tension-fi eld in a novel way, juxtaposing early modern political thought with twenty first century political concerns. The volume conjoins Israeli political scholarship with its European and American counterparts, mapping differentials and commonalities. Topics include Israeli-Palestinian relations, law and justice, commerce and citizenship, and post-holocaust historical memory—all within the pioneering context of early modern political concepts and their contemporary significance. Of interest to researchers and advanced students of intellectual history, political philosophy, political science, international relations, European Studies, and Jewish and Israel studies.

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This book is the fruit of a research project undertaken by Maissen (history, U. of Heidelberg, Germany) and Oz-Salzberger (history, U. of Haifa, Israel), and an international conference held in January 2010, funded by the German Israel Foundation. In their introductory remarks the editors explain the urgency of bringing together a broad scope of historical and geographical analyses and a wide range of academic disciplines--to pave the way for a new understanding of the major social, political, issues of today. A sampling of topics in 12 contributions: the polis in 17th-century political discourse; biblical republicanism and the American Revolution; Hobbes and Hohfeld on toleration, liberty, and rights; and just wars and humanitarian interventions. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9781618110299
Characteristics: 1 online resource (286 pages)
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