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A Textual Introduction To Social and Political Theory
     

A Textual Introduction To Social and Political Theory

by Richard Bellamy (Editor), Angus Ross (Editor)
 

This book offers a stimulating new approach to studying social and political theory. It combines specially selected extracts from the political classics with original and insightful essays offering a commentary upon them. The reader is drawn into a dialogue with the Western political tradition’s principal thinkers, whose ideas provide a common currency in

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This book offers a stimulating new approach to studying social and political theory. It combines specially selected extracts from the political classics with original and insightful essays offering a commentary upon them. The reader is drawn into a dialogue with the Western political tradition’s principal thinkers, whose ideas provide a common currency in which to debate the problems facing modern societies. Each of the twelve chapters combines extracts from two (or in one case three) political philosophers on a key political concept with a commentary essay. Each chapter does more than just introduce the reader to the classics; it also explains, via the commentary essay, the key concepts of political debate, and the historical contexts which led the thinkers to their different understandings of the nature of society.

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Combines extracts from political classics with original essays and commentary, creating a dialogue with the Western political tradition's principal thinkers. Chapters offer selections by two or three political philosophers on concepts such as political obligation, liberty, sexual equality, the state and civil society, and conservatism. Contains material by authors including Socrates, Wollstonecraft, Kant, and de Tocqueville. Useful for undergraduates studying Western political thought. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719046391
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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