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An Introduction to Political Theory / Edition 2
     

An Introduction to Political Theory / Edition 2

by John Hoffman, Paul Graham
 

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ISBN-10: 1405899883

ISBN-13: 9781405899888

Pub. Date: 05/21/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape. Bringing together classic and contemporary political concepts and ideologies into one book, this new text introduces the major approaches to political

Overview

Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape. Bringing together classic and contemporary political concepts and ideologies into one book, this new text introduces the major approaches to political issues that have shaped the modern world, and the ideas that form the currency of political debate.

Introduction to Political Theory relates political ideas to political realities through effective use of examples and case studies making theory lively, contentious and relevant.

This updated third edition comes with significant revisions which reflect the latest questions facing political theory, such as the French burqa controversy, ethnic nationalism and the value of research from sociobiology. Accompanying these debates is a wealth of new and thought-provoking case studies for discussion, including (consensual) sadomasochism, affirmative action and same-sex marriage. A
new chapter on difference has also been added to complement those on feminism and multiculturalism.

The revised glossary, revamped website for further reading and new streamlined layout make Introduction to Political Theory third edition the perfect accompaniment to undergraduate study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405899888
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/21/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1 - Classical Ideas

Chapter 1 The State

Chapter 2 Liberty

Chapter 3 Equality

Chapter 4 Justice

Chapter 5 Democracy

Chapter 6 Citizenship

Part 2 - Classical Ideologies

Chapter 7 Liberalism

Chapter 8 Conservatism

Chapter 9 Socialism

Chapter 10 Anarchism

Chapter 11 Nationalism

Chapter 12 Fascism

Part 3 - Contemporary Ideologies

Chapter 13 Feminism

Chapter 14 Multiculturalism

Chapter 15 Ecologism

Chapter 16 Fundamentalism

Part 4 - Contemporary Ideas

Chapter 17 Difference

Chapter 18 Human rights

Chapter 19 Civil disobedience

Chapter 20 Terrorism

Chapter 21 Victimhood

Conclusion: Academic political theory and politics

Glossary

Index

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