Encyclopedia of Political Theory by Mark Bevir

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Key Themes

  • Ancient Thought
  • Applied Ethics
  • Biographies
  • Comparative Theory
  • Constitutional Thought
  • Critical Theory
  • Democratic Thought
  • Early smooth Thought
  • International Theory
  • Justice
  • 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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With the decriminalization of abortion—in the United States, the landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, was handed down in 1973—abortion-related injuries and deaths became quite rare. Abortion opponents from the religious right wing have successfully turned back these reproductive rights gains in some key respects; for example, they have outlawed some medically necessary abortion procedures, prohibited the use of federal funds for abortion services, and banned foreign aid contributions to any organization that is deemed to be “promoting” or performing abortions.

It is both a science and an art—a science that aims at systematic knowledge, and an art that seeks to inspire practical activity to remake the world around us. To define politics in relation to collective decision making is to emphasize that it extends beyond government to all forms of governance. The formal institutions of the state are part of politics, but so are policy-making processes, educational practices, trade negotiations, legal decisions, and many social relationships. Again, political theory may address constitutions and state formations, but it equally may address economic patterns, the distribution of power in society, the relations among cultures, or the logic of historical evolution.

Hence, an alternative way of conceiving of performance accountability is in terms of measurements of outputs. Targets, benchmarks, and other standards and indicators provide a basis for monitoring and even auditing the performance of public agencies. Finally, performance accountability can be embedded in horizontal exchanges among a system of actors. Whereas procedural accountability privileged vertical relationships such as those of public officials and their political masters, performance accountability is equally at home within horizontal relationships in which various actors provide checks and balances on one another.

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