Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy

Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy

by Kostas Vlassopoulos


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195380897
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Series: Ancients & Moderns Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kostas Vlassopoulos is a Lecturer in Greek History at The University of Nottingham.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Ancients and Moderns xvi

What is politics? xx

Chapter I Who Should Rule? 1

The reception and transformation of the ancient vocabulary 14

Chapter II The Exercise of Power: Liberty 40

Modern times 51

Chapter III Politics as Activity: Participation, Deliberation, Conflict 76

The moderns 93

Chapter IV The Ends of Politics: The Good Life, A Better World 117

The moderns 126

Epilogue 142

Notes 146

Index 165

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