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Political Theory : An Introduction (3RD)
Political Theory : An Introduction (3RD)
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Published Date : 2004/09
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780333961803

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A40200000
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Edition: Subsequent
Textual Format: Textbooks,Lower Level
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Table of Contents
 
List of Boxes                                      xii
Preface to the third edition                       xv
  1 Introduction: Concepts and Theories in         1  (14)
  Politics
    Language and politics                          2  (1)
    Understanding political concepts               3  (3)
    What is political theory?                      6  (5)
    Political theory in the twenty-first century   11 (3)
    Summary                                        14 (1)
    Further reading                                14 (1)
  2 Human Nature, the Individual and Society       15 (36)
    Human nature                                   16 (10)
      Nature versus nurture                        17 (3)
      Intellect versus instinct                    20 (3)
      Competition versus cooperation               23 (3)
    The individual                                 26 (14)
      Individualism                                27 (5)
      Individual and community                     32 (5)
      The individual in politics                   37 (3)
    Society                                        40 (10)
      Collectivism                                 41 (2)
      Theories of society                          43 (2)
      Social cleavages and identity                45 (5)
    Summary                                        50 (1)
    Further reading                                50 (1)
  3 Politics, Government and the State             51 (38)
    Politics                                       52 (13)
      The art of government                        52 (3)
      Public affairs                               55 (4)
      Power and resources                          59 (6)
    Government                                     65 (10)
      Why have government?                         66 (2)
      Governments and governance                   68 (5)
      Political systems                            73 (2)
    The state                                      75 (13)
      Government and the state                     75 (3)
      Theories of state                            78 (7)
      Role of the state                            85 (3)
    Summary                                        88 (1)
    Further reading                                88 (1)
  4 Sovereignty, the Nation and Supranationalism   89 (32)
    Sovereignty                                    90 (7)
      Legal and political sovereignty              90 (2)
      Internal sovereignty                         92 (3)
      External sovereignty                         95 (2)
    The nation                                     97 (12)
      Cultural and political nations               98 (3)
      Nationalism and cosmopolitanism              101(5)
      Nation-states and globalization              106(3)
    Supranationalism                               109(12)
      Intergovernmentalism                         110(3)
      Federalism and federations                   113(3)
      Prospects of world government                116(3)
      Summary                                      119(1)
      Further reading                              120(1)
  5 Power, Authority and Legitimacy                121(31)
    Power                                          122(7)
      Decision-making                              123(2)
      Agenda-setting                               125(2)
      Thought control                              127(2)
    Authority                                      129(12)
      Power and authority                          131(2)
      Kinds of authority                           133(3)
      Defenders and detractors                     136(5)
    Legitimacy                                     141(9)
      Constitutionalism and consent                143(2)
      Ideological hegemony                         145(2)
      Legitimation crises                          147(3)
    Summary                                        150(1)
    Further reading                                151(1)
  6 Law, Order and Justice                         152(32)
    Law                                            153(9)
      The rule of law                              153(3)
      Natural and positive law                     156(3)
      Law and liberty                              159(3)
    Order                                          162(11)
      Discipline and control                       163(4)
      Natural harmony                              167(2)
      Justifying punishment                        169(4)
    Justice                                        173(10)
      Procedural justice                           174(2)
      Substantive justice                          176(2)
      Justifying law-breaking?                     178(5)
    Summary                                        183(1)
    Further reading                                183(1)
  7 Rights, Obligations and Citizenship            184(36)
    Rights                                         185(11)
      Legal and moral rights                       185(3)
      Human rights                                 188(3)
      Animal and other rights?                     191(5)
    Obligations                                    196(8)
      Contractual obligations                      198(2)
      Natural duty                                 200(2)
      Limits of political obligation               202(2)
    Citizenship                                    204(14)
      Elements of citizenship                      204(5)
      Social or active citizenship?                209(4)
      Universal citizenship and diversity          213(5)
    Summary                                        218(1)
    Further reading                                219(1)
  8 Democracy, Representation and the Public       220(32)
  Interest
    Democracy                                      221(11)
      Direct and indirect democracy                221(4)
      Liberal democracy                            225(4)
      Virtues and vices of democracy               229(3)
    Representation                                 232(8)
      Representatives or delegates?                233(2)
      Elections and mandates                       235(2)
      Characteristic representation                237(3)
    The public interest                            240(11)
      Private and public interests                 240(3)
      Is there a public interest?                  243(2)
      Dilemmas of democracy                        245(6)
    Summary                                        251(1)
    Further reading                                251(1)
  9 Freedom, Toleration and Liberation             252(32)
    Freedom                                        253(11)
      Liberty and license                          254(4)
      Negative freedom                             258(2)
      Positive freedom                             260(4)
    Toleration                                     264(8)
      Toleration and difference                    264(3)
      The case for toleration                      267(2)
      Limits of toleration                         269(3)
    Liberation                                     272(10)
      National liberation                          273(2)
      Sexual liberation                            275(3)
      Politics of liberation                       278(4)
    Summary                                        282(1)
    Further reading                                283(1)
10 Equality, Social Justice and Welfare            284(32)
    Equality                                       285(9)
      Formal equality                              285(4)
      Equality of opportunity                      289(2)
      Equality of outcome                          291(3)
    Social justice                                 294(9)
      According to needs                           295(3)
      According to rights                          298(2)
      According to deserts                         300(3)
    Welfare                                        303(12)
      Welfare, poverty and social exclusion        304(2)
      In praise of welfare                         306(6)
      Welfare: roll-back or reform?                312(3)
    Summary                                        315(1)
    Further reading                                315(1)
11 Property, Planning and the Market               316(29)
    Property                                       317(7)
      Private property                             317(4)
      Common property                              321(2)
      State property                               323(1)
    Planning                                       324(8)
      The planning process                         325(2)
      Promise of planning                          327(3)
      Perils of planning                           330(2)
    The market                                     332(11)
      The market mechanism                         333(2)
      Miracle of the market                        335(5)
      Market failures                              340(3)
    Summary                                        343(1)
    Further reading                                344(1)
12 Tradition, Progress and Utopia                  345(31)
    Tradition                                      346(7)
      Defending the status quo                     346(3)
      Reclaiming the past                          349(2)
      Change in order to conserve                  351(2)
    Progress                                       353(11)
      The forward march of history                 354(1)
      Progress through reform                      355(6)
      Progress through revolution                  361(3)
    Utopia                                         364(10)
      Features of utopianism                       364(4)
      Political utopias                            368(2)
      End of utopia?                               370(4)
    Summary                                        374(1)
    Further reading                                375(1)
Bibliography                                       376(12)
Index                                              388
 

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.

Contents
IntroductionIndividual and Society Politics, Government and the State Sovereignty, the Nation and Supranationalism Power, Authority and Legitimacy Law, Order and Justice Rights, Obligations and Citizenship Democracy, Representation and the Public Interest Freedom, Toleration and Liberation Equality, Social Justice and Welfare Property, Planning and the Market Reaction, Reform and Revolution