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Impartial representation and the extended republic: towards a comprehensive and balanced reading of the tenth federalist paper

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Since Charles Beard first focused attention upon it in 1913, the Tenth Federalist Paper has been at the centre of the debate concerning the foundations of the American republic. Specifically, there have been three primary interpretations of this document. Each corresponds to one of the three major traditions of interpretation that have dominated the study of American political thought in the twentieth century. Each also points towards and has been evoked in the service of drastically different political philosophies.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Notre Dame.

Publication date: February 1, 1991


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