Those who think of themselves as republican or civic liberals, as I do, will surely be of two minds about Seyla Benhabib's "Dismantling the Leviathan: Citizen and State in a Global World" [Spring 2001 ]. In some respects, Professor Benhabib' s thoughtful essay is quite congenial to republican liberalism. She insists on the importance of human rights, for instance, and she looks for ways to expand political participation. Her indictment of "civic republicanism," however, requires a republican-liberal response.
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Dagger, Richard. "Comment on Benhabib's 'Dismantling the Leviathan': A Republican-LiberaI Perspective." The Responsive Community 11, no. 3 (Summer 2001): 90-92.