By Mark Bevir
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How can we organize our collective affairs? Why will we stay jointly within the methods we do? How ought we to dwell jointly? All people take into consideration the realm they reside in, its historical past and destiny, and the beliefs during which they wish to dwell on the subject of others. How we expect this day decisively affects the realm of the next day to come. This encyclopedia makes an attempt to convey larger readability and knowing to political debate.
Drawing jointly a crew of foreign students, the Encyclopedia of Political Theory examines the tips of the foremost political theorists from sooner than Plato to our personal occasions; the most faculties of political suggestion; the ideas and concerns that experience captured the mind's eye and a spotlight of political theorists; and a few of the most associations and practices encouraged through political suggestion. With greater than 450 entries, those 3 volumes offer a short, one-stop resource to key issues within the box.
- Examines the worldwide panorama of the entire key theories and the theorists in the back of them
- Includes particular lists of entries that take care of constitutional suggestion and democratic thought
- Refers to specific norms and contours of assorted governments, felony structures, and societies
- Devotes huge components to the heritage of rules approximately executive, ethics, and society
- Provides a chronology of political concept to assist readers see how a given theorist, tuition, or factor matches into the larger ancient picture
- Ancient Thought
- Applied Ethics
- Comparative Theory
- Constitutional Thought
- Critical Theory
- Democratic Thought
- Early smooth Thought
- International Theory
- Liberal Theory
- Medieval Thought
- Modern Theory
- Power and Authority
- Religious Thought
- Self and Community
This paintings is designed to function a reference resource for an individual drawn to the roots of up to date political conception. it is going to be a welcome boost to any educational or public library.
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