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Political ethics in illiberal regimes

A realist interpretation

By Zoltán Gábor Szucs

Political ethics in illiberal regimes
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  • Publish Date: Apr 2023
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4234-4
    • Pages: 200
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: April 2023

    Description

    What is it like to live in an illiberal regime? Ethical life in totalitarian regimes is easy to critique because it deviates from everything we think morally acceptable. But illiberal regimes are similar enough to liberal democracies to make addressing the experience of living there strikingly difficult.

    Political ethics in illiberal regimes argues that the common language of normative political theory is simply not up to the task of capturing this experience. On the one hand, we do not really need political theory to know why illiberal regimes are dangerous and undesirable. On the other, we do need political theory - at least of a certain realist kind - to understand why millions of reasonable people come to terms with living in such regimes.

    The book presents a novel theoretical language - Williamsian, liberal and realist - to articulate this experience. Part I lays out the theoretical framework, while Part II examines how politicians, experts and citizens in illiberal regimes are confronted with role-specific, political-ethical challenges and how the various normative contexts of their roles shape their agency.

    Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Part I: In theory
    1 The case for a liberal political realism
    2 A neo-Aristotelian regime theory to the rescue
    3 The political-ethical experience of living in illiberal regimes
    Part II: In practice
    4 The politics of illiberal ambition
    5 Independence in an illiberal regime
    6 Illiberal citizenship
    Conclusion
    References
    Index

    Author

    Zoltán Gábor Szucs is an Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Budapest and a Research Fellow at Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest

    Political ethics in illiberal regimes

    By Zoltán Gábor Szucs

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