Research Handbook on Liberalism

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Research Handbook on Liberalism

9781839109027 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Duncan Ivison, Professor of Political Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Sydney, Australia
Publication Date: May 2024 ISBN: 978 1 83910 902 7 Extent: c 388 pp
This timely Research Handbook reckons with the past, present,and future of liberalism at a time when anxieties are being expressed about its viability. Duncan Ivison brings together a broad and international range of leading experts to explore the complexities of liberalism, examining the extent to which it can address rising challenges from illiberalism to inequality.

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This timely Research Handbook reckons with the past, present, and future of liberalism at a time when anxieties are being expressed about its viability. Duncan Ivison brings together a broad and international range of leading experts to explore the complexities of liberalism, examining the extent to which it can address rising challenges from illiberalism to inequality.

Multidisciplinary in scope, it assesses the pressing issues facing liberalism and how they can be tackled, with contributions focusing on populism, immigration, gender equality, multiculturalism, climate change, economic inequality, racial injustice, and disinformation. Chapters cover broad meta-level questions from a global perspective while also providing specific institutional, historical, and political analyses. The Research Handbook draws attention to the diverse, shape-shifting nature of liberalism, leaving open the question as to whether its flaws are fatal or rather an opportunity for renewal.

This accessible yet rigorous Research Handbook will prove an essential resource for students and scholars of political theory, philosophy, political science, economics, law, sociology, media and communications, and cultural studies. Academics and policymakers with an interest in both the historic roots of liberalism and contemporary politics will also find it vital reading due to its comprehensive exploration of current threats to liberal democracy.
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Contributors include: Vittorio Bufacchi, Danielle Celermajer, Darren Chang, Clayton Chin, Susan Dodds, Vafa Ghazavi, Lisa Hill, Duncan Ivison, Matthew Joseph, Paul Kelly, Avery Kolers, Theodore Christov, Chandran Kukathas, Alexandre Lefebvre, Alexander Livingston, Paul Patton, David Schlosberg, Riccardo Maria Spotorno, Chad Lee-Stronach, Simon Tormey, Allison Weir, Christine Winter
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Contents:

Preface ix
1 Introduction: the vicissitudes of liberalism 1
Duncan Ivison

PART I FOUNDATIONS
2 Liberal conceptions of the self 31
Alexandre Lefebvre
3 Rights on a liberal trajectory 46
Matthew Joseph
4 Histories of liberalisms 63
Duncan Ivison
5 Liberalism and international political thought 80
Theodore Christov
6 The ethical state and awakened self: towards a reconstructed
liberalism 98
Vafa Ghazavi
7 Liberalism and the family 119
Riccardo Maria Spotorno
8 The historicity of public reason 135
Paul Patton

PART II CONUNDRUMS
9 Liberalism and belonging: political community and minority
membership 153
Clayton Chin
10 Liberalism and relational freedom: re-encountering Indigenous
political philosophies 173
Allison Weir
11 Boundaries 194
Avery Kolers
12 Immigration and liberal freedom 210
Chandran Kukathas
13 Liberalism and structural injustice: when the solution becomes
the problem 225
Vittorio Bufacchi
14 The challenges of care and dependence for liberal political philosophy 239
Susan Dodds
15 Decarcerating civil disobedience: punishment, policing, and
the problem of innocence 254
Alexander Livingston

PART III EMERGENT CHALLENGES
16 The post-liberal movement 276
Paul Kelly
17 Liberalism and populism 292
Simon Tormey
18 Liberalism and the more-than-human 308
Danielle Celermajer, Darren Chang, David Schlosberg and
Christine Winter
19 Liberalism and automated injustice 331
Chad Lee-Stronach
20 The challenge to liberal democracies of political disinformation 344
Lisa Hill
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