Political Theory: Tradition and Diversity

Political Theory: Tradition and Diversity

by Andrew Vincent
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521575001

ISBN-13: 9780521575003

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents work from leading scholars on key debates in contemporary political theory. Topics include the relationship between history and theory; utilitarianism and rational choice; republicanism; problems of difference, multiculturalism and postcolonial theory; debates in current legal theory and international politics; hermeneutics; feminism;…  See more details below

Overview

This book presents work from leading scholars on key debates in contemporary political theory. Topics include the relationship between history and theory; utilitarianism and rational choice; republicanism; problems of difference, multiculturalism and postcolonial theory; debates in current legal theory and international politics; hermeneutics; feminism; communitarianism and poststructuralism. The essays reflect the state of political theory today, but also contemplate the state of the discipline more broadly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521575003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction Andrew Vincent; 1. Political theory and conceptual change Terence Ball; 2. Poltical theory and the problem of anachronism Conal Condren; 3. Utilitarianism as a public philosophy Robert E. Goodin; 4. Rational choice political theory Geoffrey Brennan; 5. Republican political theory Philip Pettit; 6. Liberalism multiculturalism and oppression Chandran Kukathas; 7. Postcolonialism and political theory Duncan Ivison; 8. Legal positivism and political power Tom D. Campbell; 9. Political theory international theory and the political theory of international relations David Boucher; 10. Method matters: feminism interpretation and politics Elizabeth Frazer; 11. Deleuze and Guattari's political philosophy Paul Patton; 12. The object of political theory Barry Hindness.

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