What is Political Theory?
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What is Political Theory?


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Political Theory

© 2004 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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What Is Political Theory? provides students with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the discipline. Ten substantive chapters address the most pressing topics in political theory today, including:

- what resources do the classic texts still provide for political theorists?
- what areas will political theorists focus on in the future?
- can western political theory alone continue to provide a framework for responding to the challenges of modern political life?

The authors assess the intellectual challenges to conventional political theory, such as post-structuralism and the scientific study of politics that have revitalized the field in the last 30 years. They also broaden the perspective to take in non-western ideas and to reconceptualize political theory in the light of specifically global challenges.

Students and teachers of political theory and political philosophy will find this book invaluable in understanding the factors that have shaped current political theory and which will guide its future development.

 

Stephen K White
Introduction
PART ONE: TRADITIONAL RESOURCES, NOVEL CHALLENGES
J Donald Moon
The Current State of Political Theory
Pluralism and Reconciliation  
George Kateb
The Adequacy of the Western Canon
Adriana Cavarero
Politicizing Theory
James Tully
Political Philosophy as a Critical Activity
Wendy Brown
At the Edge
PART TWO: WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Roland Bleiker
Globalizing Political Theory
Roxanne L Euben
Traveling Theorists and Translating Practices
PART THREE: POLITICAL THEORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Ruth W Grant
Political Theory, Political Science and Politics
Ian Shapiro
Problems, Methods and Theories
What's Wrong with Political Science and What To Do about It  

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