Le républicanisme, une théorie de la liberté et du bien commun

Guillaume Gaston Nguemba


The republic is the political form of the state which is in conformity with the social nature of man. As such, it evokes two major ideas, which are the political aspect (res-publica) and social life. Since its Egypto-antic origins to the modern period, the republican ideal was founded on the social principle and on the idea of freedom, seen as non-dominion oriented. That is what led Philip Pettit to reformulate republicanism as a theory of freedom and emancipation. Freedom as non-dominion assumes that a clear-cut principle difference be established between an interference of arbitrary submission and an interference of voluntary submission, commonly consented for the only goal of the community. The aim of this paper is to show how republicanism, from its background, resurfaces on the field of investigation of political philosophy for a critical update of State concepts, of freedom and community life.


Community life, desire for acknowledgement, freedom, multiculturalism, republicanism, republic.

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