The Liberal Tradition in Focus: Problems and New Perspectives

The Liberal Tradition in Focus: Problems and New Perspectives

by Espada, Joao Carlos
     
 

The Liberal Tradition in Focus is a collection of essays by prominent scholars in their fields on the nature of liberalism at the close of the twentieth century. Using a variety of analytical and substantive approaches, the authors compare the "old liberalism" of Locke, Smith, Hume, and Montesquieu to the variety of "new liberalisms" of thinkers such as Rawls,

Overview

The Liberal Tradition in Focus is a collection of essays by prominent scholars in their fields on the nature of liberalism at the close of the twentieth century. Using a variety of analytical and substantive approaches, the authors compare the "old liberalism" of Locke, Smith, Hume, and Montesquieu to the variety of "new liberalisms" of thinkers such as Rawls, Dworkin, and Foucault. Each chapter of this engaging volume takes up a particular theme—democracy, capitalism, morality, feminism, toleration, constitutionalism, Third Way liberalism—and considers how the new liberalism's understanding differs from the old. The Liberal Tradition in Focus will be a valuable addition to the collections of scholars and students of political science and political philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739100837
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Applications of Political Theory Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

João Carlos Espada is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon and Director of the Institute for Political Studies at the Portuguese Catholic University. Marc F. Plattner is Coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and Codirector of the International Forum for Democratic Studies. Adam Wolfson is Executive Editor of The Public Interest.

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