Just freedom is a comprehensive vision of politics by one of the leading thinkers of our time with great clarity and originality philip pettit develops the idea of republican freedom as non domination and pays close attention to what it means for institutions. Just freedom a moral compass for a complex world philip pettit new york w w norton company 2014 288 pp 2695 paper in just freedom philip pettit undertakes significant revisions of some of his republican commitmentsthe book has many new and innovative ideas but most of all this work sharpens pettits thinking on the role of democracy in republicanism and on the often . Freedom is not real freedom but only de facto accidental freedom if enjoying it depends on someone elses grace and favour splendidly this idea applies as a regulatory moral compass as well to private life such as marriage as it does to public political life such as the relation of people to the state. Just freedom has 25 ratings and 2 reviews andrew said a very clear and reasonably engaging description of pettits neo roman republicanism it start. In our world of overwhelming information and mass communication we lack a moral compass a shared reference point for assessing policies institutions and opinions pettit argues that republican theory fills this void freedom as non domination can be our moral compass
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