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Political Innovation and Conceptual Change / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This book sets out to defend the claim that politics is a linguistically constituted activity, and to show that the concepts that inform political beliefs and behavior have historically mutable meanings that have undergone changes related to real political events. The contributors go on to analyze the evolution of no less than thirteen particular concepts, all central to political discourse in the western world. They include revolution, rights, democracy, property, corruption, and citizenship.
Table of Contents
Preface; Editors' introduction; 1. Language and poltical change Quentin Skinner; 2. Understanding conceptual change politically James Farr; 3. Constitution Graham Maddox; 4. Democracy Russell L. Hanson; 5. The state Quentin Skinner; 6. Representation Hanna Fenichel Pitkin; 7. Party Terence Ball; 8. Patriotism Mary G. Dietz; 9. Public interest J. A. W. Gunn; 10. Citizenship Michael Walzer; 11. Corruption J. Peter Euben; 12. Public opinion J. A. W. Gunn; 13. Ideology Mark Goldie; 14. Rights Richard Dagger; 15. Property Alan Ryan; 16. Revolution John Dunn; Index.