The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

by John S. Dryzek
     
 

Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Close textual analysis of historical texts sits alongside more analytical work on the nature and normative grounds of political values. Continental and post-modern influences jostle with ones from economics, history,

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Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Close textual analysis of historical texts sits alongside more analytical work on the nature and normative grounds of political values. Continental and post-modern influences jostle with ones from economics, history, sociology, and the law. Feminist concerns with embodiment make us look at old problems in new ways, and challenges of new technologies open whole new vistas for political theory. This Handbook provides comprehensive and critical coverage of the lively and contested field of political theory, and will help set the agenda for the field for years to come. Forty-five chapters by distinguished political theorists look at the state of the field, where it has been in the recent past, and where it is likely to go in future. They examine political theory's edges as well as its core, the globalizing context of the field, and the challenges presented by social, economic, and technological changes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199548439
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/18/2008
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
900
Sales rank:
774,863
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

John S. Dryzek is Professor of Social and Political Theory at Australian National University.

Bonnie Honig is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University.

Anne Phillips is Professor of Gender Theory at the London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

Introduction, John S Dryzek, Bonnie Honig, and Anne Phillips
I. CONTEMPORARY CURRENTS
1. Justice After Rawls, Richard Arneson
2. Power After Foucault, Wendy Brown
3. Critical Theory Beyond Habermas, William E Scheuerman
4. Feminist Theory and the Canon of Political Thought, Linda Zerilli
5. After the Linguistic Turn: Poststructuralist and Liberal Pragmatist Political Theory, Paul Patton
6. The Pluralist Imagination, David Schlosberg
II. THE LEGACY OF THE PAST
7. Theory in History: Problems of Context and Narrative, J G A Pocock
8. The Political Theory of Classical Greece, Jill Frank
9. Republican Visions, Eric Nelson
10. Modernity and its Critics, Jane Bennett
11. The History of Political Thought, as Disciplinary Genre, James Farr
III. POLITICAL THEORY IN THE WORLD
12. The Challenge of European Union, Richarad Bellamy
13. East Asia and the West: The Impact of Confucianism on Anglo-American Political Thought, Daniel A Bell
14. In the Beginning all the World was America: American Exceptionalism in New Contexts, Ronald J Schmidt Jr
15. Changing Interpretations of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Political Theory, Roxanne L Euben
IV. STATE AND PEOPLE
16. Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law, Shannon Stimson
17. Emergency Powers, John Ferejohn and Pasquale Pasquino
18. The People, Margaret Canovan
19. Civil Society and State, Simone Chambers and Jeffrey Kopstein
20. Democracy and the State, Mark E Warren
21. Democracy and Citizenship: Expanding Domains, Michael Saward
V. JUSTICE, EQUALITY, AND FREEDOM
22. Impartiality, Susan Mendus
23. Justice, Luck, and Desert, Serena Olsaretti
24. Recognition and Redistribution, Patchen Markell
25. Equality and Difference, Judith Squires
26. Liberty, Equality, and Property, Andrew Williams
27. Historical Injustice, Duncan Ivison
VI. PLURALISM, MULTICULTURALISM, AND NATIONALISM
28. Nationalism, David Miller
29. Multiculturalism and its Critics, Jeffrey Spinner-Halev
30. Identity, Difference, Toleration, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti
31. Moral Universalism and Cultural Difference, Chandran Kukathas
VII. CLAIMS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
32. Human Rights, Jack Donnelly
33. From International to Gloabl Justice?, Chris Brown
34. Political Secularism, Rajeev Bhargava
35. Multi-Culturalism and Post-Colonialism, Paul Gilroy
VIII. THE BODY POLITIC
36. Politicizing the Body: Property, Contract, and Rights, Moria Gatens
37. New Ways of Thinking About Privacy, Beate Roessler
38. New Technologies of the Body, Cécile Fabre
39. Paranoia and Political Philosophy, James M Glass
IX. TESTING THE BOUNDARIES
40. Political Theory and Cultural Studies, Jodi Dean
41. Political Theory and the Environment, John M Meyer
42. Political Theory and Political Economy, Stephen L Elkin
43. Political Theory and Social Theory, Christine Helliwell and Barry Hindess
X. OLD AND NEW
44. Then and Now: Participant-Observation in Political Theory, William E Connolly
45. Exile and Re-Entry: Political Theory Yesterday and Tomorrow, Arlene W Saxonhouse

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