Liberalism and the Limits of Power

  • Authors
  • Juliet A. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Juliet A. Williams
    Pages 1-24
  3. Juliet A. Williams
    Pages 25-48
  4. Juliet A. Williams
    Pages 49-72
  5. Juliet A. Williams
    Pages 73-93
  6. Juliet A. Williams
    Pages 95-120
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    Pages 121-143
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 145-176

About this book


This book provides the first critical assessment of important recent developments in Anglo-American liberal theorizing about limited government. Following a comparative study of canonical liberal philosophers Hayek and Rawls, the book reveals a new direction for conceptualizing limited government in the twenty-first century, highlighting the central role that democratic politics - rather than philosophical principles - should play in determining the uses and limits of state power in a liberal regime. Williams draws on recent scholarship in the field of democratic theory and cultural studies in arguing for a shift in the ways liberals approach the study of politics.


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