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  1. What Is Liberalism?Duncan Bell - 2014 - Political Theory 42 (6):682-715.
    Liberalism is a term employed in a dizzying variety of ways in political thought and social science. This essay challenges how the liberal tradition is typically understood. I start by delineating different types of response—prescriptive, comprehensive, explanatory—that are frequently conflated in answering the question “what is liberalism?” I then discuss assorted methodological strategies employed in the existing literature: after rejecting “stipulative” and “canonical” approaches, I outline a contextualist alternative. Liberalism, on this account, is best characterised as the sum of the (...)
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    Empire, Race and Global Justice.Duncan Bell (ed.) - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    The status of boundaries and borders, questions of global poverty and inequality, criteria for the legitimate uses of force, the value of international law, human rights, nationality, sovereignty, migration, territory, and citizenship: debates over these critical issues are central to contemporary understandings of world politics. Bringing together an interdisciplinary range of contributors, including historians, political theorists, lawyers, and international relations scholars, this is the first volume of its kind to explore the racial and imperial dimensions of normative debates over global (...)
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    Political realism and international relations.Duncan Bell - 2017 - Philosophy Compass 12 (2):e12403.
    In this article, I explore recent work on realist political theory and international politics. I discuss how scholarship on the topic emanates from two different fields—International Relations and political philosophy—and argue that there is a good case for greater engagement between them. I open by delineating various kinds of realism, showing that the term covers a wide variety of methodological and political approaches. In particular, I suggest, it is important to recognize the difference between liberal and radical approaches. The remainder (...)
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    John Stuart Mill on Colonies.Duncan Bell - 2010 - Political Theory 38 (1):34-64.
    Recent scholarship on John Stuart Mill has illuminated his arguments about the normative legitimacy of imperial rule. However, it has tended to ignore or downplay his extensive writings on settler colonialism: the attempt to create permanent "civilized" communities, mainly in North America and the South Pacific. Mill defended colonization throughout his life, although his arguments about its character and justification shifted over time. While initially he regarded it as a solution to the "social problem" in Britain, he increasingly came to (...)
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    Introduction.Duncan Bell - 2010 - European Journal of Political Theory 9 (1):9-11.
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    Republican imperialism: J.A. Froude and the virtue of empire.Duncan Bell - 2009 - History of Political Thought 30 (1):166-191.
    In this article I pursue two main lines of argument. First, I seek to delineate two distinctive modes of justifying imperialism found in nineteenth-century political thought (and beyond). The 'liberal civilizational'li model, articulated most prominently by John Stuart Mill, justified empire primarily in terms of the benefits that it brought to subject populations. Its proponents sought to 'civilize'lthe 'barbarian'. An alternative `republican' model focused instead on the benefits - glory, honour and power above all - that accrued to the imperial (...)
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    Agonistic Democracy and the Politics of Memory.Duncan Bell - 2008 - Constellations 15 (1):148-166.
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    Agonistic democracy and the politics of memory.Duncan Bell - 2008 - Constellations 15 (1):148-166.
  9. Introduction Symposium: Republicanism and Global Justice.Duncan Bell - 2010 - European Journal of Political Theory 9 (1):9-11.
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    Duncan Bell, Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America. Princeton University Press, 2020.Duncan Bell, David Armitage, Jessica Blatt, Desmond Jagmohan, Fabian Hilfrich & Menaka Philips - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):315-350.
  11. Ethics and World Politics.Duncan Bell (ed.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    The book opens with a discussion of different methods and approaches employed to study the subject, including analytical political theory, post-structuralism and critical theory.
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  12. Imperialism and the Corruption of Democracies.Herman Lebovics, Joep Leerssen, Duncan Bell & Harold James - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (4):571-581.
     
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    J. G. Ballard’s Surrealist Liberalism.Duncan Bell - 2021 - Political Theory 49 (6):934-967.
    J. G. Ballard was one of the most original writers of the postwar era. Although he has drawn considerable attention from scholars across various fields, the character of his political thinking remains a puzzle. He has been claimed as both a radical and a conservative, while others suggest that his work expresses no distinct political stance. Drawing on a wide range of source materials, I argue that from the 1960s to the early years of the twenty-first century Ballard developed a (...)
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    Book Review: Empires without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection, by Jeanne Morefield. [REVIEW]Duncan Bell - 2017 - Political Theory 45 (6):900-903.
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    On J. A. Hobson’s “The Ethics of Internationalism”.Duncan Bell - 2014 - Ethics 125 (1):220-222,.
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