What is Classical Republicanism?

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What is Classical Republicanism?. Classical Republicanism. The Common good means that citizens must have common characteristics, values and ideas. Education Homogeneity Religion Race Socioeconomic position Commitment to Civic Virtue. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • What is Classical Republicanism?

  • Classical RepublicanismThe Common good means that citizens must have common characteristics, values and ideas.EducationHomogeneityReligionRaceSocioeconomic positionCommitment to Civic Virtue

  • Characteristics Citizens in a Classical Republic Should Possess

  • A. Civic VirtueParticipationCommon good.Limits placed on individual rights.

  • B. Moral EducationCivic Virtue does not become automatically.Habits developed through trainingCourage,Self ControlFairness

  • B. Moral EducationHabits Developed through experiencePolitical DebateMilitary Service

  • C. Small Uniform CommunitiesPeople know and care for each other. (common good)HomogeneousFactions occur when interest are divided.

  • Conflicts in RepublicanismWhat happens when the majority or a powerful group within a community have self-interest conflict? What is the common good?Restaurant owners vs SmokersIndustrial Owners vs Clean Air AdvocatesWar Advocates vs. Peace Hawks.