Political Innovation and Conceptual Change / Edition 1

Political Innovation and Conceptual Change / Edition 1

by Terence Ball
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521359783

ISBN-13: 9780521359788

Pub. Date: 04/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book sets out to defend the claim that politics is a linguistically constituted activity, and to show that the concepts that inform political beliefs and behavior have historically mutable meanings that have undergone changes related to real political events. The contributors go on to analyze the evolution of no less than thirteen particular concepts, all

Overview

This book sets out to defend the claim that politics is a linguistically constituted activity, and to show that the concepts that inform political beliefs and behavior have historically mutable meanings that have undergone changes related to real political events. The contributors go on to analyze the evolution of no less than thirteen particular concepts, all central to political discourse in the western world. They include revolution, rights, democracy, property, corruption, and citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521359788
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Editors' introduction; 1. Language and poltical change Quentin Skinner; 2. Understanding conceptual change politically James Farr; 3. Constitution Graham Maddox; 4. Democracy Russell L. Hanson; 5. The state Quentin Skinner; 6. Representation Hanna Fenichel Pitkin; 7. Party Terence Ball; 8. Patriotism Mary G. Dietz; 9. Public interest J. A. W. Gunn; 10. Citizenship Michael Walzer; 11. Corruption J. Peter Euben; 12. Public opinion J. A. W. Gunn; 13. Ideology Mark Goldie; 14. Rights Richard Dagger; 15. Property Alan Ryan; 16. Revolution John Dunn; Index.

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