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  1. Polybius’ Advice to the Imperial Republic.Ryan Balot - 2010 - Political Theory 38 (4):483-509.
    Polybius’ Histories, written in the mid—second century BC, offers an authoritative account of Rome’s rise to uncontested imperial supremacy. The work has been highly influential among political thinkers because of its theory of the “mixed constitution.” This essay proposes to return Polybius’ mixed constitution to its proper location within the narrative of the Histories. This interpretative approach enables us to appreciate Polybius’ frequently neglected emphasis on the connections between republican politics and Roman imperial power. These connections shed light on recent (...)
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  • Beyond Global Modernity, Global Consciousness and Global Governmentality: The Symmetrical Anthropology of Globalization.Jean-Sébastien Guy - 2016 - European Journal of Social Theory 19 (4):451-467.
    The article combines the research strategies developed by Bruno Latour and Niklas Luhmann to problematize how we interpret the world when discussing globalization. Two previous approaches – global modernity and global consciousness – interpret the world as completely objective. Another approach – global governmentality – interprets the world as completely subjective. Against these approaches, this article proposes a new one: the symmetrical anthropology of globalization. Inspired by Latour’s variable ontologies, it considers multiple descriptions of the world and multiple descriptions of (...)
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  • H Uang Zongxi as a Republican: A Theory of Governance for Confucian Democracy.Elton Chan - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (2):203-218.
    Confucianism has been historically intertwined with authoritarianism in general and monarchy in specific. Various contemporary attempts to reconcile Confucianism with democracy have yielded controversial results mostly due to the theoretical tension between the authoritarian character of the former and the liberal one of the latter. This article seeks to develop an alternative route to Confucian democracy by drawing from Huang Zongxi’s 黃宗羲 Waiting for the Dawn: A Plan for the Prince. In this well-known work, Huang argues for a form of (...)
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