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Introduction

Introduction  

Robert Jubb, Catriona McKinnon, and Patrick Tomlin

in Issues in Political Theory (4th edn)

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This introductory chapter provides an overview of political theory. Political theory is the study of whether and what political institutions, practices, and forms of organization can be ... More
1. Introduction to ideologyContesting the nature of the ‘good society’

1. Introduction to ideology: Contesting the nature of the ‘good society’  

Paul Wetherly

in Political Ideologies

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This chapter explains what ideology is, why ideology is seen as a ‘contested concept’, and what roles ideology plays in politics and society. In particular, it analyses the basic conception ... More
1. Political obligation

1. Political obligation  

Keith Hyams

in Issues in Political Theory (4th edn)

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This chapter discusses the justifications for political obligation. The most important historical justification for political obligation is what is often called consent theory or contract ... More
5. Power

5. Power  

David Owen

in Issues in Political Theory (4th edn)

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This chapter assesses power, a basic concept of political theory. In its most fundamental sense, power is a dispositional concept that refers to the capacity to affect some feature of the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jonathan Wolff

in An Introduction to Political Philosophy (3rd edn)

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Dec 2015
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10.1093/hepl/9780199658015.003.0001
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This text explores the main questions of political philosophy and looks at some of the most influential answers, from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Each chapter takes on a ... More
7. Toleration

7. Toleration  

Anna Elisabetta Galeotti

in Issues in Political Theory (4th edn)

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This chapter explores toleration, which enables the peaceful coexistence of conflicting views and ways of life within the same society. It originally emerged as the political solution to ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

David Boucher and Paul Kelly

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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This volume introduces a canon of major political thinkers from ancient Greece to the present, including Socrates and the Sophists, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine of Hippo, Hugo Grotius, John ... More
10. Machiavelli

10. Machiavelli  

Joseph V. Femia

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines Niccolò Machiavelli's contribution to political thought. It first provides a short biography of Machiavelli before discussing the main perspectives on Machiavelli and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Catriona McKinnon

in Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)

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This edition examines the most important, visible, and influential strands in political theory over the last fifteen years. It considers problems of political obligation, liberty, the ... More
1. Political authority and obligation

1. Political authority and obligation  

Keith Hyams

in Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines the various approaches that political theorists have used to answer questions surrounding political authority and obligation. It considers arguments in favour of ... More
15. Montesquieu

15. Montesquieu  

Yoshie Kawade

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines Montesquieu's political theory. Montesquieu's political theory, and his Spirit of the Laws in particular, has been considered a complex mosaic of varied and sometimes ... More
24. Kant

24. Kant  

Katrin A. Flikschuh

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines the political ideas of Immanuel Kant. Kant is widely regarded as a precursor to current political liberalism. There are many aspects of Kant's political philosophy, ... More
5. Aristotle

5. Aristotle  

Tony Burns

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines the argument of Aristotle's Politics in relation to the theory of justice that he articulates in his Nicomachean Ethics. It first provides a biography of Aristotle ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Will Kymlicka

in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2001
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9780191850868
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10.1093/hepl/9780198782742.003.0001
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This edition provides an introduction to the major schools of thought that dominate contemporary debates in political philosophy. The focus is on theories which have attracted a certain ... More
5. Marxism

5. Marxism  

Will Kymlicka

in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2nd edn)

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This chapter examines Marxism as a normative political theory. It begins with a discussion of two strands of contemporary analytic Marxism’s critique of, and alternative to, liberal ... More
5. Anarchism

5. Anarchism  

David Bates

in Political Ideologies

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This chapter examines the key ideas and concepts of ‘classical’ anarchist thinkers. Among the ideas associated with anarchism are: a belief in the potential of human nature, and a ... More
8. Reviewing the ‘classical’ legacyLeft–right politics in the age of ideology

8. Reviewing the ‘classical’ legacy: Left–right politics in the age of ideology  

Paul Wetherly

in Political Ideologies

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This chapter examines the legacy of the ‘classical’ ideologies in terms of their European origins, expansion, and dominance. Classical ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism, and ... More
31. Habermas

31. Habermas  

Kenneth Baynes

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines Jürgen Habermas's major contributions to social and political thought. Habermas is regarded as one of the most influential figures in contemporary political theory. In ... More
7. Multiculturalism

7. Multiculturalism  

Monica Mookherjee

in Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines debates about multiculturalism in political theory. In the 1990s, some argued that it was impossible not to be in favour of multiculturalism. However, recent events, ... More
28. Nietzsche

28. Nietzsche  

Nathan Widder

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's political philosophy, first by focusing on his claim that the ‘death of God’ inaugurates modern nihilism. It then explains Nietzsche's ... More

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