The Three Ps of Liberty

Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Polycentricity

  • Allen Mendenhall

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Allen Mendenhall
    Pages 95-115
  3. Allen Mendenhall
    Pages 117-129
  4. Allen Mendenhall
    Pages 131-147
  5. Allen Mendenhall
    Pages 173-204
  6. Allen Mendenhall
    Pages 205-240
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-248

About this book


This book considers the “three Ps” of liberty: pragmatism, pluralism, and polycentricity.  These concepts enrich the complex tradition of classical liberal jurisprudence, providing workable solutions based on the decentralization, diffusion, and dispersal of power.


Libertarianism Pragmatism Pluralism Polycentricity Jefferson’s Laws of Nature Natural Law Polycentric Law Justice Holmes Pragmatic Conservatism Justice Brandeis

Authors and affiliations

  • Allen Mendenhall
    • 1
  1. 1.Thomas Goode Jones School of LawFaulkner UniversityMontgomeryUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39604-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39605-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6470
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6489
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