What is Political Theory?

What is Political Theory?

by Stephen K White
     
 

What is Political Theory? began its development as a special issue of the journal, Political Theory, marking its thirtieth anniversary, as well as the fortieth anniversary of Isaiah Berlin's famous essay, "Does Political Theory Still Exist? ". The book expands on that special issue by including a new section on "Political Thought in a Global Perspective ", taking

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What is Political Theory? began its development as a special issue of the journal, Political Theory, marking its thirtieth anniversary, as well as the fortieth anniversary of Isaiah Berlin's famous essay, "Does Political Theory Still Exist? ". The book expands on that special issue by including a new section on "Political Thought in a Global Perspective ", taking up the question of how the tradition of Western Political Thought should understand itself and its tasks in light of non-Western perspectives and globalization processes. Another contribution also specifically considers the legacy of John Rawl's work.

The result is a comprehensive overview of the current state of the discipline and the most pressing topics in political theory today. It is an essential purchase for all students and teachers of political theory and political philosophy today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761942610
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.55(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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