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Political theory : an introduction /

by Heywood, Andrew.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: 4th ed.Description: xxii, 417 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781137437266 (hbk.); 113743726X (hbk.); 1137437278 (pbk.); 9781137437273 (pbk.).Subject(s): Political science | Political science -- Philosophy
Contents:
1. What is political theory? -- 2. Human nature, the individual and society -- 3. Politics, government and the state -- 4. Sovereignty, the nation and transnationalism -- 5. Power, authority and legitimacy -- 6. Democracy, representation and the public interest -- 7. Law, order and justice -- 8. Rights, obligations and citizenship -- 9. Freedom, toleration and identity -- 10. Equality, social justice and welfare -- 11. Property, the market and planning -- 12. Security, war and world order -- 13. Tradition, progress and utopia.
Summary: "[This book] examines the key traditions of political thought whilst relating them to the contemporary world. Each chapter discusses ... interrelated terms and concepts, and sheds light on how these have been used by different thinkers and schools of thought. The book systematically builds understanding of both classical and contemporary theory by reviewing a wide range of major thinkers, from Aristotle, Rousseau, Marx and Mill to the present day. This edition has increased coverage of the global dimensions of political thought - including a new chapter on international issues such as security and war - and of non-Western approaches to political debates and controversies"--Back cover.
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Previous edition: 2004.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. What is political theory? -- 2. Human nature, the individual and society -- 3. Politics, government and the state -- 4. Sovereignty, the nation and transnationalism -- 5. Power, authority and legitimacy -- 6. Democracy, representation and the public interest -- 7. Law, order and justice -- 8. Rights, obligations and citizenship -- 9. Freedom, toleration and identity -- 10. Equality, social justice and welfare -- 11. Property, the market and planning -- 12. Security, war and world order -- 13. Tradition, progress and utopia.

"[This book] examines the key traditions of political thought whilst relating them to the contemporary world. Each chapter discusses ... interrelated terms and concepts, and sheds light on how these have been used by different thinkers and schools of thought. The book systematically builds understanding of both classical and contemporary theory by reviewing a wide range of major thinkers, from Aristotle, Rousseau, Marx and Mill to the present day. This edition has increased coverage of the global dimensions of political thought - including a new chapter on international issues such as security and war - and of non-Western approaches to political debates and controversies"--Back cover.

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