What is Political Theory?

What is Political Theory?

by Stephen K White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761942602

ISBN-13: 9780761942603

Pub. Date: 10/29/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Starting with papers from a special issue of Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy of 2002, the editors add essays on political thought in a global perspective and the legacy of John Rawls's work. The ten essays here examine resources and challenges in such topics as pluralism and reconciliation in the current state of political theory,…  See more details below

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Starting with papers from a special issue of Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy of 2002, the editors add essays on political thought in a global perspective and the legacy of John Rawls's work. The ten essays here examine resources and challenges in such topics as pluralism and reconciliation in the current state of political theory, the adequacy of the Western canon, politicizing theory, political philosophy as a critical activity, and the changing boundaries between philosophy and political theory. The essays on political thought in a global perspective include commentary on globalizing political theory and aspects of traveling theorists and translating practices. The closing essays examine political theory, political science and politics and ask what is wrong with political science. Essays include their own resources. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

List of Contributors
Preface
Pluralism, Platitudes, and Paradoxes: Western Political thought at the Beginning of a New Century1
1The Current State of Political Theory: Pluralism and Reconciliation12
2The Adequacy of the Western Canon30
3Politicizing Theory54
4Political Philosophy as a Critical Activity80
5At the Edge103
6Globalizing Political Theory124
7Traveling Theorists and Translating Practices145
8Political Theory, Political Science, and Politics174
9Problems, methods, and theories: What's Wrong with Political Science and What to do About it193
Index217

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