Handbook of Political Theory
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Handbook of Political Theory


© 2004 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This volume combines remarkable coverage and distinguished contributors. The inclusion of thematic, conceptual, and historical chapters will make it a valuable resource for scholars as well as students' -

Professor George Klosko, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

This major new Handbook provides a definitive state-of-the-art review to political theory, past and present. It offers a complete guide to all the main areas and fields of political and philosophical inquiry today by the world's leading theorists.

The Handbook is divided into five parts which together serve to illustrate:

- the diversity of political theorizing

- the substantive theories that provide an over-aching analysis of the nature/or justification of the state and political life

- the political theories that have been either formulated or resurgent in recent years

- the current state of the central debates within contemporary political theory

- the history of western political thought and its interpretations

- traditions in political thought outside a western perspective.

The Handbook of Political Theory marks a benchmark publication at the cutting edge of its field. It is essential reading for all students and academics of political theory and political philosophy around the world.

 
PART ONE: APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF POLITICAL THEORY
Michael Freeden
Ideology, Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Terence Ball
History and the Interpretation of Texts
Thomas L Pangle
Straussian Approaches to the Study of Politics
Jane Benett
Postmodern Approaches to Political Theory
H Donald Forbes
Positive Political Theory
 
PART TWO: POLITICAL THEORIES
Andrew Levine
A Future for Marxism?
Jeremy Waldron
Liberalism, Political and Comprehensive
Gerald F Gaus
The Diversity of Comprehensive Liberalisms
Eric Mack and Gerald F Gaus
Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism
The Liberty Tradition  
John Kekes
Conservative Theories
John S Dryzek
Democratic Political Theory
James Bohman
Discourse Theory
Richard Dagger
Communitarianism and Republicanism
John Barry and Andrew Dobson
Green Political Theory
A Report  
 
PART THREE: THE MODERN STATE
Christopher W Morris
The Modern State
J Donald Moon
The Political Theory of the Welfare State
Julian Lamont
Distributive Justice
Fred D'Agostino
Pluralism and Liberalism
Chandran Kukathas
Nationalism and Multiculturalism
David West
New Social Movements
V[ac]eronique Mottier
Feminism and Gender Theory
The Return of the State  
Chris Brown
Political Theory and International Relations
 
PART FOUR: THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT
David Keyt and Fred D Miller Jnr
Ancient Greek Political Thought
Helen Dunstan
Pre-modern Chinese Political Thought
John Kilcullen
Medieval Political Theory
Frederick G Whelan
Political Theory of the Renaissance and Enlightenment
Michaelle Browers
Modern Islamic Political Thought
Raymond Plant
European Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century
Richard Bellamy, Jeremy Jennings and Peter Lassman
Political Thought in Continental Europe During the Twentieth Century
David Weinstein
English Political Theory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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