Handbook of Political Theory

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'This volume combines remarkable coverage and distinguished contributors. The inclusion of thematic, conceptual, and historical chapters will make it a valuable resource for scholars as well as students' -

Professor George Klosko, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

This major new Handbook provides a definitive state-of-the-art review to political theory, past and present. It offers a complete guide to all the main areas and fields of political and philosophical inquiry today by the world's leading theorists.

The Handbook is divided into five parts which together serve to illustrate:

- the diversity of political theorizing

- the substantive theories that provide an over-aching analysis of the nature/or justification of the state and political life

- the political theories that have been either formulated or resurgent in recent years

- the current state of the central debates within contemporary political theory

- the history of western political thought and its interpretations

- traditions in political thought outside a western perspective.

The Handbook of Political Theory marks a benchmark publication at the cutting edge of its field. It is essential reading for all students and academics of political theory and political philosophy around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761967873
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Ideology, Political Theory and Political Philosophy - Michael Freeden
History and the Interpretation of Texts - Terence Ball
Straussian Approaches to the Study of Politics - Thomas L Pangle
Postmodern Approaches to Political Theory - Jane Benett
Positive Political Theory - H Donald Forbes
A Future for Marxism? - Andrew Levine
Liberalism, Political and Comprehensive - Jeremy Waldron
The Diversity of Comprehensive Liberalisms - Gerald F Gaus
Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism - Eric Mack and Gerald F Gaus
The Liberty Tradition
Conservative Theories - John Kekes
Democratic Political Theory - John S Dryzek
Discourse Theory - James Bohman
Communitarianism and Republicanism - Richard Dagger
Green Political Theory - John Barry and Andrew Dobson
A Report
The Modern State - Christopher W Morris
The Political Theory of the Welfare State - J Donald Moon
Distributive Justice - Julian Lamont
Pluralism and Liberalism - Fred D'Agostino
Nationalism and Multiculturalism - Chandran Kukathas
New Social Movements - David West
Feminism and Gender Theory - V[ac]eronique Mottier
The Return of the State
Political Theory and International Relations - Chris Brown
Ancient Greek Political Thought - David Keyt and Fred D Miller Jnr
Pre-modern Chinese Political Thought - Helen Dunstan
Medieval Political Theory - John Kilcullen
Political Theory of the Renaissance and Enlightenment - Frederick G Whelan
Modern Islamic Political Thought - Michaelle Browers
European Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century - Raymond Plant
Political Thought in Continental Europe During the Twentieth Century - Richard Bellamy, Jeremy Jennings and Peter Lassman
English Political Theory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - David Weinstein

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