Republican security theory revisitedRepublican security theory revisited
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Review of international studies. - Cambridge, 1981, currens
37(2011):5, p. 2269-2292
University of Antwerp
Republicanism is getting increasing attention in International Relations. Engaging Daniel Deudney's Republican Security Theory, it is argued that republicanism should be interpreted in ideological terms, that it is a polysemous tradition of political thought, and that it matters because it is socially embodied in world political practice. Special attention is given to republicanism's relationship to the question of technology. A short case study of the Cold War illustrates the central claims of the argument.