What is Political Theory?

What is Political Theory?

by Stephen K White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761942602

ISBN-13: 9780761942603

Pub. Date: 10/29/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

What Is Political Theory? provides students with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the discipline. Ten substantive chapters address the most pressing topics in political theory today, including:

- what resources do the classic texts still provide for political theorists?
- what areas will political theorists focus on in the future?
- can

Overview

What Is Political Theory? provides students with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the discipline. Ten substantive chapters address the most pressing topics in political theory today, including:

- what resources do the classic texts still provide for political theorists?
- what areas will political theorists focus on in the future?
- can western political theory alone continue to provide a framework for responding to the challenges of modern political life?

The authors assess the intellectual challenges to conventional political theory, such as post-structuralism and the scientific study of politics that have revitalized the field in the last 30 years. They also broaden the perspective to take in non-western ideas and to reconceptualize political theory in the light of specifically global challenges.

Students and teachers of political theory and political philosophy will find this book invaluable in understanding the factors that have shaped current political theory and which will guide its future development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761942603
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/29/2003
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Stephen K White
PART ONE: TRADITIONAL RESOURCES, NOVEL CHALLENGES
The Current State of Political Theory - J Donald Moon
Pluralism and Reconciliation
The Adequacy of the Western Canon - George Kateb
Politicizing Theory - Adriana Cavarero
Political Philosophy as a Critical Activity - James Tully
At the Edge - Wendy Brown
PART TWO: WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Globalizing Political Theory - Roland Bleiker
Traveling Theorists and Translating Practices - Roxanne L Euben
PART THREE: POLITICAL THEORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political Theory, Political Science and Politics - Ruth W Grant
Problems, Methods and Theories - Ian Shapiro
What's Wrong with Political Science and What To Do about It

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