British Political Theory in the Twentieth Century

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405199995

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 1870

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

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: 4266

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.

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: 4515

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.

Western Geopolitical Thought in the Twentieth Century (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

Author: Geoffrey Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317600398

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 4500

This book surveys the development of geo-political thought in the twentieth century and relates it to international political developments, as well as examining how sound geopolitical theories are. It considers the work of Mackinder, Hartshorne, and Haushofer and his disciples in Germany who influenced the Nazis; and of more recent developments including Marxist geographical writing.

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: 8369

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.

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: 4282

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.

Ethics and Politics in Modern American Poetry

Author: John Wrighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136604081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 3189

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.

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: 2813

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.

English Political Culture in the Fifteenth Century

Author: Michael Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134603444

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7817

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.

The Aftermath of Suffrage

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

Author: Julie V. Gottlieb,Richard Toye

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137333006

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 9734

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 Tory World

Deep History and the Tory Theme in British Foreign Policy, 1679-2014

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472414306

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 758

Political decisions are never taken in a vacuum but are shaped both by current events and historical context. In other words, long-term developments and patterns in which the accumulated memory of what came earlier, can greatly (and sometimes subconsciously) influence subsequent policy choices. Working forward from the later seventeenth century, this book explores the ‘deep history’ of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. Conservatism has long been one of the major British political tendencies, committed to the defence of established institutions, with a strong sense of the ‘national interest’, and embracing both ‘liberal’ and ‘authoritarian’ views of empire. The Tory party has, moreover, at several times been deeply divided, if not convulsed, by different perspectives on Britain’s international orientation and different positions on foreign and imperial policy. Underlying Tory beliefs upon which views of Britain’s global role were built were often not stated but assumed. As a result they tend to be obscured from historical view. This book seeks to recover and reconsider those beliefs, and to understand how the Tory party has sought to navigate its way through the difficult pathways of foreign and imperial politics, and why this determination outlasted Britain’s rapid decolonisation and was apparently remarkably little affected by it. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence of history over politics. Moreover it argues that there has been an inherent politicisation of the concept of national interests, such that strategic culture and foreign policy cannot be understood other than in terms of a historically distorted political debate.

Policy-Making in the Treasury

Explaining Britain’s Chosen Path on European Economic and Monetary Union.

Author: M. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137337044

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 1485

Going behind the doors of the Treasury and Number 10, this book explores why successive British Prime Ministers from Callaghan to Blair have been hesitant towards European Economic and Monetary Union. It uses official documents and interviews with former ministers to understand discussions that took place at the heart of government.

Western Political Thought

A Bibliographical Guide to Post-war Research

Author: Robert Eccleshall,Michael Kenny

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719035692

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

View: 6821

This is a guide to the vast amount of literature on the history of political thought which has appeared in English since 1945. The editors provide an annotation of the content of many entries and, where appropriate, indicate their significance, controversial nature and readability.

Socialism Routledge Library Editions: Political Science

Author: Norman Mackenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135025452

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 4509

This book, originally published in 1949 (but here re-issuing the second edition of 1966) presents a history of international socialism, not just from the political but also the economic standpoint.

Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Author: Robert Wokler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691147892

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 1965

Robert Wokler was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. This book collects for the first time a representative selection of his most important essays on Rousseau and the legacy of Enlightenment political thought. These essays concern many of the great themes of the age, including liberty, equality and the origins of revolution. But they also address a number of less prominent debates, including those over cosmopolitanism, the nature and social role of music and the origins of the human sciences in the Enlightenment controversy over the relationship between humans and the great apes. These essays also explore Rousseau's relationships to Rameau, Pufendorf, Voltaire and Marx; reflect on the work of important earlier scholars of the Enlightenment, including Ernst Cassirer and Isaiah Berlin; and examine the influence of the Enlightenment on the twentieth century. One of the central themes of the book is a defense of the Enlightenment against the common charge that it bears responsibility for the Terror of the French Revolution, the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth-century and the Holocaust.

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: 3726

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.

Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany

Author: Joel S. Fetzer,J. Christopher Soper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521535397

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6564

European governments must struggle with assimilating Muslim newcomers into their countries, with so many more now living in Western Europe. Britain, France, and Germany have dealt with the related problems differently. This book explains why their policies differ and proposes ways of ensuring the successful incorporation of practicing Muslims into liberal democracies. Resolving their issues has become all the more urgent in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

International Relations, Political Theory, and the Problem of Order

Beyond International Relations Theory?

Author: Nicholas J. Rengger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415095839

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 2923

At the turn of the millennium, and following the end of the Cold War, the best way to map the trajectories of contemporary international relations is hotly contested. This book offers a critical survey of the major international relations theories.