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An Introduction to Modern Political Theory

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In the substantially revised fourth edition of this widely-used book, Norman Barry provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary political theory including systematic coverage of the philosophical background to contemporary debates between liberals, conservatives, communitarians, socialists, and feminists.
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Overview

In the substantially revised fourth edition of this widely-used book, Norman Barry provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary political theory including systematic coverage of the philosophical background to contemporary debates between liberals, conservatives, communitarians, socialists, and feminists.
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Barry (social and political theory, U. of Buckingham) revises earlier editions published between 1981 and 1995 to emphasize such currently influential ideas as feminism and commutarianism rather than more traditional ideological approaches such as Marxism. He also adds a chapter on the theory of welfare and the welfare state, and a section on animals in the chapter about rights. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312127503
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Barry is Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Buckingham.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Glossary
I Rules and Order 1
1 Philosophy, Social Science and Political Theory 3
2 Law and Social Control 30
3 The State 61
4 Authority and Power 86
II Values 113
5 Political Principles 115
6 Justice 148
7 Equality 184
8 Liberty 204
9 Human Rights 236
10 The Public Interest and Democracy 260
Notes 298
Bibliography 304
Name Index 314
Subject Index 317
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