Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (set) by Gregory Claeys

By Gregory Claeys

This groundbreaking new paintings explores smooth and modern political proposal on account that 1750, taking a look at the thinkers, options, debates, concerns, and nationwide traditions that experience formed political notion from the Enlightenment to post-modernism and post-structuralism. Encyclopedia of contemporary Political idea is two-volume A to Z reference that offers ancient context to the philosophical concerns and debates that experience formed attitudes towards democracy, citizenship, rights, estate, tasks, justice, equality, group, legislation, strength, gender, race, and legitimacy during the last 3 centuries. It profiles significant and minor political thinkers, and the nationwide traditions, either Western and non-Western, which proceed to form and divide political concept. greater than two hundred students from prime foreign learn associations and firms have supplied signed entries that provide accomplished insurance of:

  • Thought of areas and international locations, together with African political suggestion, American political notion , Australasian political suggestion (Australian and New Zealand), chinese language political inspiration, Indian political suggestion, Islamic political concept, jap political notion, and more

  • Thought relating to modern matters resembling abortion, affirmative motion, animal rights, eu integration, feminism, humanitarian intervention, overseas legislations, race and racism, and more

  • The ideological spectrum from Marxism to neoconservatism, together with anarchism, conservatism, Darwinism and Social Darwinism, Engels, fascism, the Frankfurt university, Lenin and Leninism, socialism, and more

  • Connections of political notion to key components of politics and different disciplines reminiscent of economics, psychology, legislation, and religion

  • Notable time sessions of political inspiration because 1750

  • Concepts together with category, democratic idea, liberalism, nationalism, common and human rights, and theories of the state

  • Theorists and political intellectuals, either Western and non-Western together with John Adams, Edmund Burke, Mohandas Gandhi, Immanuel Kant, Ayatollah Khomeini, Ernst Friedrich Schumacher, George Washington, and Mary Wollstonecraft

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Technology and the End of Authority: What Is Government For? by Jason Kuznicki

By Jason Kuznicki

This publication presents a severe survey of Western political philosophy from a classical liberal viewpoint, paying specific realization to wisdom difficulties and the matter of political authority. Its imperative argument is that the country is a device for fixing a traditionally altering set of difficulties, and that, as a device, the kingdom is often poor on either ethical and sensible grounds. executive motion will be regarded as a reaction to a collection of difficulties, all of that could conceivably be solved in another demeanour in addition. The booklet examines particularly the connection among the nation and know-how over the years. Technological advancements could make the nation kind of priceless through the years, that's a attention that's rather new within the heritage of political philosophy, yet more and more vital. The ebook is prepared chronologically and concludes with an essay on tendencies within the background of political philosophy, in addition to its unusually vivid clients for destiny development.

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America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought by Axel Körner

By Axel Körner

America in Italy examines the impression of the yank political event at the mind's eye of Italian political thinkers among the past due eighteenth century and the unification of Italy within the 1860s. Axel Körner exhibits how Italian political inspiration used to be formed through debates concerning the American Revolution and the U.S. structure, yet he makes a speciality of the $64000 contrast that whereas eu curiosity in advancements around the Atlantic was once prepared, this recognition used to be now not blind admiration. fairly, the United States turned a sounding board for the serious review of societal adjustments at home.

Many Italians didn't imagine the USA had classes to educate them and infrequently concluded that existence around the Atlantic was once not only assorted yet in lots of respects additionally objectionable. In the United States, utopia and dystopia appeared to reside aspect by means of facet, and Italian references to the U.S. have been often in help of revolutionary or reactionary explanations. Political thinkers together with Cesare Balbo, Carlo Cattaneo, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Antonio Rosmini used the us to make clear the process their nation's political resurgence. recommendations from Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Vico served to guage what Italians came upon approximately the US. rules approximately American "domestic manners" have been mirrored and conveyed via works of ballet, literature, opera, and satire.

Transcending limitations among highbrow and cultural heritage, America in Italy is the 1st book-length exam of the effect of America's political formation on sleek Italian political thought.

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The New Hegelians: Politics and Philosophy in the Hegelian by Douglas Moggach

By Douglas Moggach

The interval top as much as the Revolutions of 1848 used to be a seminal second within the historical past of political idea, demarcating the ideological currents and defining the issues of freedom and social unity that are one of the key problems with sleek politics. This 2006 anthology bargains study on Hegel's fans within the 1830s and 1840s. With essays via philosophers, political scientists, and historians from Europe and North the USA, it will pay exact consciousness to questions of country strength, the financial system, poverty, and labour, in addition to to principles on freedom. The ebook examines the political and social considered Eduard Gans, Ludwig Feuerbach, Max Stirner, Bruno and Edgar Bauer, the younger Engels, and Marx. It locations them within the context of Hegel's philosophy, the Enlightenment, Kant, the French Revolution, industrialization, and concrete poverty. It additionally perspectives Marx and Engels when it comes to their contemporaries and interlocutors within the Hegelian school.

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Social Choice and Democratic Values (Studies in Choice and by Eerik Lagerspetz

By Eerik Lagerspetz

This e-book bargains a accomplished assessment and critique of crucial political and philosophical interpretations of the elemental result of social selection, assessing their plausibility and trying to determine the hyperlinks among the speculation of social selection and the extra conventional problems with political thought and philosophy. during this regard, the writer eschews a robust methodological dedication or technical formalism; the procedure is as an alternative in response to the presentation of political evidence and illustrated through a variety of real-life examples. this enables the reader to get conversant in the philosophical and political dispute surrounding vote casting and collective decision-making and its hyperlinks to social selection theory.

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Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment (Modern European by Charles L. Griswold Jr

By Charles L. Griswold Jr

Charles Griswold has written a accomplished philosophical learn of Smith's ethical and political notion. Griswold units Smith's paintings within the context of the Enlightenment and relates it to present discussions in ethical and political philosophy. Smith's appropriation in addition to feedback of old philosophy, and his conscientiously balanced defence of a liberal and humane ethical and political outlook, also are explored. This 1999 ebook is a big philosophical and old reassessment of a key determine within the Enlightenment that might be of specific curiosity to philosophers and political and criminal theorists, in addition to historians of rules, rhetoric, and political economy.

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Volume 13: Kierkegaard's Influence on the Social Sciences by Jon Stewart

By Jon Stewart

Kierkegaard has lengthy been often called a thinker and theologian, yet his contributions to psychology, anthropology and sociology have additionally made a tremendous effect on those fields. in lots of of the works of his complicated authorship, Kierkegaard provides his exciting and distinctive imaginative and prescient of the character and psychological lifetime of humans separately and jointly. The articles featured within the current quantity discover the reception of Kierkegaard's idea within the social sciences. of those fields Kierkegaard might be most sensible identified in psychology, the place the idea that of tension and The disease unto demise were the 2 so much influential texts. in regards to the sector of sociology, social feedback, or social conception, Kierkegaard's Literary overview of 2 a while has additionally been considered as supplying beneficial insights approximately a few very important dynamics of contemporary society..

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"Anerkennung" als Prinzip der Kritischen Theorie (Quellen by Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch

By Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch

Die vorliegende Untersuchung zeigt, warum es vielversprechend ist, das Projekt einer kritischen Gesellschaftstheorie in der culture der Frankfurter Schule auf der Grundlage einer Theorie der Anerkennung durchzuführen. Die Kategorie der Anerkennung hat in diesem Zusammenhang besonderen Wert, weil sich mit ihr soziale Verhältnisse sowohl analysieren als auch kritisieren lassen. Als Anerkennungstheorie vermag die Kritische Theorie wesentliche Ziele in den Bereichen der Sozialtheorie und der Sozialkritik zu erreichen. Anhand einer neuen Interpretation einiger klassischer philosophischer und sozialwissenschaftlicher Texte (von Hegel, Marx, Habermas u.a.) zeigt die vorliegende Untersuchung, warum Hegels Praktische Philosophie das Projekt einer kritischen Gesellschaftstheorie in der culture der Frankfurter Schule stärker bereichern kann, als bisher angenommen wurde. Darüber hinaus bietetdas Buch„Anerkennung“ als Prinzip der Kritischen Theorie eine gründliche Rekonstruktion und kritische Erörterung der anerkennungsbezogenen Überlegungen des jungen Marx. In ihr steht die Auseinandersetzung mit klassischen Texten unter systematischen Fragestellungen.

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Interest Groups, Water Politics and Governance: The Case of by Richard Meissner

By Richard Meissner

The e-book investigates the position curiosity teams have performed through the years to persuade the governments of Lesotho and South Africa, the area financial institution and venture implementation professionals in altering a few coverage points of the Lesotho Highlands Water venture (LHWP). many of the matters being agitated through the curiosity teams are the resettlement of villagers the place a few of the dams for the initiatives are being constructed. The author argues that curiosity teams and members manage to impression the above-mentioned associations and to such an quantity that water politics and governance isn't the area of nation associations only.

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Foucault and International Relations: New Critical by Nicholas J. Kiersey,Doug Stokes

By Nicholas J. Kiersey,Doug Stokes

The contemporary debate approximately biopolitics in diplomacy (IR) idea could end up to be some of the most provocative and profitable engagements with the concept that of energy within the heritage of the self-discipline. development on Foucault's arguments in regards to the position performed by way of the concept that of safety in 19th-century liberal govt, a variety of IR students are actually arguing for the relevance of his theories of biopolitics and governmentality for realizing the worldwide warfare on Terror (GWOT) and broader problems with protection and governance within the put up 9-11 world.


Conversely, others have criticized this concept. Marxist and Communitarian students have challenged the thought that the class of biopolitics will be 'scaled' as much as the extent of diplomacy with any analytical precision. This edited quantity covers those debates in IR with a sequence of severe engagements with Foucault's personal suggestion and its expanding relevance for figuring out diplomacy within the submit September 11 world.


This ebook was once in line with a distinct factor of Global Society.

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