Introduction to Political Thought

Author: Peri Roberts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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This textbook, now in itsa second edition, is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary.

An Introduction to Political Thought

A Conceptual Toolkit

Author: Peri Roberts,Peter Sutch

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748616800

Category: Political science

Page: 307

View: 3214

This textbook is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary. By mastering these vocabularies, students will be able to engage more deeply and confidently with political thought and the moral and political worlds in which they live.Organised chronologically to trace the history of political thought, the book follows a unique dual structure which introduces both key thinkers and core concepts. Each chapter is written bearing in mind this two-tier organisation and explicitly draws out important elements of both the historical and conceptual vocabularies. On completion, the student will be equipped with an historical and conceptual map to orient them in further study, as well as a clear grasp of the basic vocabulary in which such study is undertaken.Key Features:* Designed as a course text: structured to fit the demands of modularised teaching* Equips the student with basic political, historical and conceptual vocabularies from which they can build a critical glossary of terms* Adopts an engaging and innovative approach to the study of Political Theory* Key thinkers are taken as the starting point for the exploration of important conceptual questions* Political thinkers covered include: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Bentham, Burke, Rawls, Parekh and Rorty* Topics covered include: human nature, political legitimacy, utilitarianism and rights, distributive justice, relativism, multiculturalism, international relations, conservatism, feminism and postmodernism

History of Political Theory: An Introduction

Volume II: Modern

Author: George Klosko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969544X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 570

View: 9785

History of Political Theory: An Introduction is an engaging introduction to the main figures in the history of Western Political Theory and their most important works. The second volume traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for contemporary views.

An Introduction to Political Philosophy

Author: Jonathan Wolff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199658015

Category: Political science

Page: 256

View: 1118

Why should some have the right to political power? What would happen without government? How much power should the state have? This is the ideal introduction to political philosophy, combining clarity and a conversational style with a thought provoking account of the central questions in political philosophy. Wolff explores the subject through a series of enduring and timeless questions, jumping centuries and millennia to explore the most influential answers and demonstrate the relevance of political philosophy for an understanding of contemporary issues. The eagerly anticipated new edition has been updated to include the on-going developments in theorising about race, sexual orientation, disabilitu, multiculturalism and global justice.

An Introduction to Political Theory

Author: John Hoffman,Paul Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317863410

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 8982

"This book provides an engaging and intellectually challenging introduction to political ideologies, while at the same time giving an accessible route into the subject for those new to politics. Supported by an outstanding companion website, it has strong claims to be the best undergraduate textbook on ideologies on the market." Dr. Mike Gough, University of East Anglia Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape. Bringing together classic and contemporary political concepts and ideologies into one book, this new text introduces the major approaches to political issues that have shaped the modern world, and the ideas that form the currency of political debate. Introduction to Political Theory relates political ideas to political realities through effective use of examples and cases studies making theory lively, contentious and relevant. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition contains new chapters on global justice and political violence, as well as an expanded treatment of globalisation and the state. A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply students’ understanding of the fundamental ideologies and concepts. This is comprised of: · Case studies demonstrate how political ideas, concepts and issues manifest in the real world · ‘Focus' boxes encourage students to appreciate alternative viewpoints · A range of thought provoking photographs challenge students to examine concepts from a different angle · Suggestions for further reading and weblinks are also provided to help students to further their understanding Introduction to Political Theory is accompanied by an innovative website with multiple choice questions, biographies of key figures in political theory, further case studies and an innovative ‘how to read’ feature which helps students get to grips with difficult primary texts.

Introduction to Political Theory

Author: John Hoffman,Paul Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317556615

Category: Political Science

Page: 524

View: 726

Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape. Bringing together classic and contemporary political concepts and ideologies into one book, this new text introduces the major approaches to political issues that have shaped the modern world, and the ideas that form the currency of political debate. Introduction to Political Theory relates political ideas to political realities through effective use of examples and case studies making theory lively, contentious and relevant. This updated third edition comes with significant revisions which reflect the latest questions facing political theory, such as the French burqa controversy, ethnic nationalism and the value of research from sociobiology. Accompanying these debates is a wealth of new and thought-provoking case studies for discussion, including (consensual) sadomasochism, affirmative action and same-sex marriage. A new chapter on difference has also been added to complement those on feminism and multiculturalism. The revised glossary, revamped website for further reading and new streamlined layout make Introduction to Political Theory third edition the perfect accompaniment to undergraduate study.

Politische Philosophie heute

eine Einführung

Author: Will Kymlicka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593358918

Category: Political science

Page: 297

View: 4024

Eine grundlegende und umfassende Einführung in die modernen Strömungen der politischen Philosophie: Utilitarismus, Liberalismus, Libertarismus, Marxismus, Kommunitarismus und Feminismus.

Contemporary Political Philosophy

An Introduction

Author: Will Kymlicka

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198782748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 497

View: 7821

"This new edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new debates on political liberalism, deliberative democracy, civic republicanism, nationalism, and cultural pluralism." "The book now includes two new chapters on citizenship theory and multiculturalism, in addition to updated chapters on utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, Marxism, communitarianism, and feminism. Extended guides to further reading have been added at the end of each chapter, listing the most important books and articles on each school of thought, as well as relevant journals and web sites."--BOOK JACKET.

An Introduction to Political Theory

Author: Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789353283018

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 5673

A precise, analytical and critical account of the fundamentals of political theory and the major concepts used in political analysis. This book offers an introduction to major political theories for the first learners of political science at the graduate level as well as those interested in building a strong groundwork of the subject. It cites Indian and global examples and discusses real-life applications of these theories to make the theories and concepts relatable and approachable. The book offers a compact overview of the concepts of state, society, civil society, justice, law, freedom, equality and others along with critical discussions on premier political ideologies of Marxism, Liberalism, Anarchism, Fascism, Gandhism and much more. Enriched by the author’s long-term experience in research and teaching on the subject, this textbook will prove to be an essential companion for students of political science, sociology and social work as well as Civil Services aspirants. Key Features: • Special focus on Indian political theory and the course of its development. • Encourages the readers to ponder and debate further. • Presents a practical perspective, by contextualizing the theories within real-life situations.

The Key Texts of Political Philosophy

An Introduction

Author: Thomas L. Pangle,Timothy W. Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316060632

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 1283

This book introduces readers to analytical interpretation of seminal writings and thinkers in the history of political thought, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Bible, Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Marx, and Nietzsche. Chronologically arranged, each chapter in the book is devoted to the work of a single thinker. The selected texts together engage with 2000 years of debate on fundamental questions including: what is the purpose of political life? What is justice? What is a right? Do human beings have rights? What kinds of human virtues are there and which regimes best promote them? The difficulty of accessing the texts included in this volume is the result not only of their subtlety but also of the dramatic change in everyday life. The authors shed light on the texts' vocabulary and complexities of thought and help students understand and weigh the various interpretations of each philosopher's thought.

Political Philosophy

An Introduction

Author: Richard G. Stevens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107000432

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

View: 6476

This book is a clear and thorough introduction to the origin, nature and course of political philosophy.

An Introduction to Political Philosophy

Author: Alexander Moseley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441188614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 6728

Philosophy underpins political concepts, ideals and debates. The extent and nature of our rights, liberties and responsibilities, the role of the state and the best means of its governance are all questions to have been addressed by great philosophers throughout history - and questions students of political philosophy must engage with. An Introduction to Political Philosophy offers a thorough, lucid and stimulating account of the central theories and ideas encountered in political philosophy. The text is thematically structured, covering the discipline's principal ideologies: Statism; Realism; Liberalism; Conservatism; Socialism; Anarchism; and Environmentalism. It also offers a brief history of political philosophy and the major political philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Hobbes, Marx and Rawls, and, valuably, concludes with a look at 'applied' political philosophy, relating the discipline to contemporary political situations and questions. This fascinating book offers a critical overview of one of the central concepts in philosophy, encountered by virtually every student of the subject.

Political Thought

Author: Michael Rosen,Jonathan Wolff,Catriona McKinnon

Publisher: Oxford Readers

ISBN: 0192892789

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

View: 6855

Human beings live together in societies which, by their very nature, give rise to institutions governing the behavior and freedom of individuals. This raises important questions about how these institutions ought to function, and the extent to which actual systems of government succeed or fail in meeting these ideals. This Oxford Reader contains 140 key writings on political thought, covering issues about human nature and its relation to society, the extent to which the powers of the State are justified, the tension between liberty and rights, and the way resources should be distributed. Topics such as international relations, minority rights, democracy, socialism, and conservatism are also discussed by contributors ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault, Isaiah Berlin, and Martin Luther King.

Introduction to Political Theory

Author: Ramona Grey

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781621315254

Category:

Page: 562

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Political Theory and the Human Predicament: An Introduction to Major Political Thinkers presents the work of important political theorists from Plato to Marx. The primary source material introduces students to the political and ethical questions theorists have, with varying degrees of success, tried to answer and shows how these questions have evolved over time. The political thinkers are covered chronologically and the selected readings from their works are organized with subheadings that enable readers to easily locate key passages for study and discussion. Each chapter opens with an informative introductory essay that acquaints readers with the theorist s life and times, and his or her particular approach to the study of politics and the human condition. Together the introductory essays and selected readings provide an overview of the assumptions and important arguments still used by those seeking to understand human nature, society and political life. Above all, Political Theory and the Human Predicament aims to encourage a careful and, therefore, a critical reading of the most significant and often controversial ideas regarding justice, legitimate authority, law, rights, freedom, and the good life examined in the works of classical and modern political theory. Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to encourage students to consider their own assumptions and political values when assessing the merits of a particular argument, and can be used to enhance classroom discussion, or to facilitate essay and homework assignments. Ramona Grey earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside. Currently Dr. Grey is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Montana, where she teaches courses in ancient, medieval, and modern political theory, utopianism, and contemporary political thought. She is a recipient of the university s Distinguished Teaching Award. Her professional writing addresses politics and art in utopia, natural law theory, and the American writer and naturalist Joseph Wood Krutch. Her articles have appeared in American Studies and the Antioch Review.

Political Theory

An Introduction

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312221645

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 313

The new third edition of the highly successful text has been revised and updated throughout to take account of new issues such as identity and difference, globalization and multiculturalism. The book provides a clear and accessible introduction to political theory and key concepts in political analysis. Each chapter discusses a cluster of interrelated terms, examines how they have been used by different thinkers and in the various political traditions, and explores related debates and controversies.