British Political Theory in the Twentieth Century

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405199995

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 1111

This volume contains a selection of writings from the seminal figures in British political theory from Bernard Bosanquet to Anne Phillips and Bhikhu Parekh, which trace the transformation of political theory and its relation to trends in British politics and the state. Includes essays and selections from the seminal figures in British political theory and political science Illustrates the variety and development of British Political Theory from British Idealism to contemporary multiculturalism and pluralism Helps explain the nature and role of political theory and how it relates to the wider study of politics Introductory essays locate the work of each great thinker in the unfolding of the practice of political theory in British universities in the twentieth century

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought

Author: Terence Ball,Richard Bellamy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563543

Category: History

Page: 754

View: 7629

A comprehensive overview of the development of political thought to the end of the twentieth century, first published in 2003.

Political Thinkers

From Socrates to the Present

Author: David Boucher,Paul Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198708920

Category:

Page: 712

View: 5291

Political Thinkers is the most comprehensive introduction to Western political thought written by a team of internationally renowned scholars. The third edition provides students with a clear and engaging introduction to the canon of great theorists, from Socrates and the Sophists to contemporary thinkers such as Rawls and Arendt. Each chapter begins with a helpful chapter guide, a biographical sketch of the thinker, a list of their key texts, and their key ideas. Part introductions and a concluding chapter enable readers to understand the social and political contexts that inspired political thinkers to write. The third edition features two brand new chapters on Hannah Arendt, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and Hugo Grotius, whose work on just war continues to inform international law today.

The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jack Hayward,Brian Barry,Archie Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197262948

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9194

A collection of articles about British studies relating to various political issues including: totalitarianism, individualism, pluralism, political parties, elections, political institutions, public administration, nationalism, authoritarianism, and international relations.

Ideas in Action

Political Tradition in the Twentieth Century

Author: Stephen Eric Bronner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585177759

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 1197

Contemporary political theory has become alienated from politics. It often neither discusses concrete political events nor touches the world of political action. Stephen Eric Bronner wants to change that, and Ideas in Action takes a bold step in that direction. With elegance and power, Bronner surveys 20th century political traditions. In the process, he places theories and thinkers in their social, historical, and political contexts. His sweeping presentation is organized into four imaginatively articulated phases that signal the direction of political thinking in the twentieth century. Offering distinctive interpretations and criticisms, presenting a new internationalist perspective, Bronner imbues the text with original voices and primary sources from Adorno to Zetkin.

Locke's Two Treatises of Government (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 17)

Author: Richard Ashcraft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026904

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 4005

This volume guides the reader through a detailed examination of the text to an understanding of Locke’s political ideas in relation to his writings on philosophy, education, religion and economics and the influence these ideas had upon eighteenth-century political theorists. The author shows how Locke carefully constructed his political perspective as a defence of the principles of natural rights, constitutional government and popular resistance. He offers an original interpretation of the Two Treatises..., emphasizing the specific ways in which Locke’s political purposes in writing the work influence his discussion of such concepts as the state of nature, property, consent and tyranny. The author discusses the historical and biographical context of the work and demonstrates how eighteenth century political thinkers developed or rejected aspects of Locke’s political theory and summarizes important recent studies of Locke’s work.

A History of Political Thought in the 16th Century (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 16)

Author: J. W. Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026939

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 5923

This presentation of the main phases and features of political thought in the sixteenth century is based on an exhaustive study of contemporary writings in Latin, English, French, German and Italian. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the new thought of Protestantism. The rest describes special ideas that emerged in England, France and Italy.

British Political Science

Fifty Years of Political Studies

Author: Patrick Dunleavy,Paul Kelly,Michael Moran

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631224129

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4932

This important new retrospective includes twenty of the most influential works published in Political Studies in the last half century. Articles by leading scholars including Brian Barry, Michael Oakeshott, John Dunn, G.D.H. Cole, Ivor Crewe, Steven Lukes and Karl Deutsch illustrate major developments in political science, while a critical introduction explores common themes and examines challenges for the future.

Forgotten Pages in Baltic History

Diversity and Inclusion

Author: Martyn Housden,David J. Smith David J. Smith

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042033169

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 7764

The years from 1918 to 1945 remain central to European History. It was a breath-taking time during which the very best and very worst attributes of Mankind were on display. In the euphoria of peace which followed the end of the First World War, the Baltic States emerged as independent forces on the world stage, participating in thrilling experiments in national and transnational governance. Later, following economic collapse and in the face of rising totalitarianism among even Europe’s most cultured nations, Baltic communities succumbed to nationalism too. During wartime, Baltic peoples became both victims and, sometimes, victimisers. Ultimately their victimhood lasted until the end of the Cold War, yielding consequences still discernible at the start of the twenty first century. Taking the period 1918 to 1945 as pivotal, this collection of essays examines some of the key themes in Baltic History as they are emerging today. These include appreciations of identity, autonomy and the rights of national minorities; the everyday and social foundations of international security; and the importance of historical memory to popular and political identities.

English Political Culture in the Fifteenth Century

Author: Michael Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134603444

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6336

English Political Culture in the Fifteenth Century is a new and original study of how politics worked in late medieval England, throwing new light on a much-discussed period in English history. Michael Hicks explores the standards, values and principles that motivated contemporary politicians, and the aspirations and interests of both dukes and peasants alike. Hicks argues that the Wars of the Roses did not result from fundamental weaknesses in the political system but from the collision of exceptional circumstances that quickly passed away. Overall, he shows that the era was one of stability and harmony, and that there were effective mechanisms for keeping the peace. Structure and continuities, Hicks argues, were more prominent than change.

Englishness and the Study of Politics

The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker

Author: Julia Stapleton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024440

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3786

The definition of "Englishness" has become the subject of considerable debate, and in this important contribution to Ideas in Context Julia Stapleton looks at the work of one of its most wide-ranging and influential theorists, Ernest Barker. Infused with a strong cultural sense of nationhood, Barker's writings influenced a broad nonacademic audience, and their subsequent neglect graphically demonstrates the fate of a certain vision of Liberal England in the generation after World War One. With, however, the erosion of a particular sense of Englishness, Barker's ideas have begun to assume renewed resonance.

Ethics and Politics in Modern American Poetry

Author: John Wrighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136604081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 4049

From the Objectivists to e-poetry, this thoughtful and innovative book explores the dynamic relationship between the ethical imperative and poetic practice, revitalizing the study of the most prominent post-war American poets in a fresh, provocative way. Contributing to the "turn to ethics" in literary studies, the book begins with Emmanual Levinas’ philosophy, proposing that his reorientation of ontology and ethics demands a social responsibility. In poetic practice this responsibility for the other, it is argued, is both responsive to the traumatized semiotics of our shared language and directed towards an emancipatory social activism. Individual chapters deal with Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems (including reproductions of previously unpublished archive material), Gary Snyder’s environmental poetry, Allen Ginsberg’s Beat poetics, Jerome Rothenberg’s ethnopoetics, and Bruce Andrew’s Language poetry. Following the book’s chronological and contextual approach, their work is situated within a constellation of poetic schools and movements, and in relation to the shifting socio-political conditions of post-war America. In its redefinition and extension of the key notion of "poethics" and, as guide to the development of experimental work in modern American poetry, this book will interest and appeal to a wide audience.

Political Theory

Tradition and Diversity

Author: Andrew Vincent,Australian National University. Political Science Program

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521575003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 5765

Political theory has expanded, diversified, and, some would argue, fragmented. This 1997 book presents work from leading scholars in various fields and reflects key debates in political theory. Its summary discussions will ensure it becomes a key text in political theory courses. Skillfully edited by Andrew Vincent, the book includes such topics as the relationship between history and theory; utilitarianism and rational choice; republicanism; multiculturalism and postcolonial theory; hermeneutics; feminism; communitarianism, and poststructuralism. While these chapters reflect the state of political theory, they also contemplate the state of the discipline more broadly. This will be an extremely important book for anyone studying political theory.

The Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Political Thinkers

Author: Robert Benewick,Philip Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113486468X

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 2685

This edition has been revised and extended to include eleven new entries on Berlin, Chomsky, Derrida, Rorty and many others. Key features of this unique guide include: * 170 entries from 96 contributors, many of whom are leading authorities in their field * alphabetically arranged entries which include brief biographies, outlines of major ideas and suggestions for further reading * coverage of Western and Third World political theorists as well as those who have influenced new movements based on the issues of ethnicity, gender and ecology * a thematically organised index

The Aftermath of Suffrage

Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918-1945

Author: J. Gottlieb,R. Toye

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137333006

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 7379

This collection explores the aftermath of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some British women the vote. Experts examine the paths taken by both former-suffragists as well as their anti-suffragist adversaries, the practices of suffrage commemoration, and the changing priorities and formations of British feminism in this era.

The Liberal Tradition in Focus

Problems and New Perspectives

Author: João Carlos Espada,Marc F. Plattner,Adam Wolfson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739100837

Category: Philosophy

Page: 165

View: 2927

The Liberal Tradition in Focus is a collection of essays by prominent scholars in their fields on the nature of liberalism at the close of the twentieth century. Using a variety of analytical and substantive approaches, the authors compare the "old liberalism" of Locke, Smith, Hume, and Montesquieu to the variety of "new liberalisms" of thinkers such as Rawls, Dworkin, and Foucault. Each chapter of this engaging volume takes up a particular theme democracy, capitalism, morality, feminism, toleration, constitutionalism, Third Way liberalism and considers how the new liberalism's understanding differs from the old. The Liberal Tradition in Focus will be a valuable addition to the collections of scholars and students of political science and political philosophy."

Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6)

Author: April Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113502734X

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 9046

This study focuses primarily on the nature of "direct action" in relation to contemporary movements, and considers the role of direct action methods in past campaigns for constitutional and social rights. Boycotts, sit-ins, obstructions, civil disobedience and other unconstitutional forms of protest are examined to see whether they necessarily lead to violence. The political conditions which encourage violence and the effects of various type of violent action are also discussed. The theoretical issues raised by direct action in a parliamentary system are also discussed.

International Relations, Political Theory and the Problem of Order

Beyond International Relations Theory?

Author: N. J. Rengger,Lecturer in Political Theory and International Relations N J Rengger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134865597

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 7240

At the turn of the millennium, and now after the fall of the Berlin wall, the best way to map the trajectories of contemporary international relations is hotly contested. Is the world more or less ordered than during the cold war? Are we on the way to a neo-liberal era of free markets and global governance, or in danger of collapsing into a new Middle Ages? Are we on the verge of a new world order or are we slipping back into an old one? These issues are amongst those that have dominated International Relations Theory in the late 1980s and 1990s, but they have their roots in older questions both about the appropriate ways to study international relations and about the general frameworks and normative assumptions generated by various different methodological approaches. This book seeks to offer a general interpretation and critique of both methodolgical and substantive aspects of International theory, and in particular to argue that International Relations theory has seperated itself from the concerns of political theory more generally at considerable cost to each. Focussing intially on the 'problem of order' in international politics, the book suggests that International Relations theory in the twentieth century had adopted two broad families of approaches, the first of which seeks to find ways of 'managing' order in international relations and the second of which seeks to 'end' the problem of order. It traces three specific sets of responses to the problem of order within the first approach, which emphasize 'balance', 'society' and 'institutions' and outlines two responses within the second grouping, an emphasis on emancipation and an emphasis on limits. Finally, the book assesses the state of International Relations theory today and suggests an alternative way of reading the problem of order which generates a different trajectory for theory in the twenty first century.

Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191039101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 427

A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This volume covers the history of Scottish philosophy after the Enlightenment period, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading experts explore the lives and work of major figures including Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J. F. Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray, and George Davie, and address important developments in the period from the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel to the spread of Scottish philosophy in Europe, America and Australasia, and the relation of Common Sense philosophy and American pragmatism. A concluding chapter investigates the nature and identity of a 'Scottish philosophical tradition'. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary