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Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas
An Historical Introduction

ISBN 9780415174770
Published October 26, 2001 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas is an exciting new text that provides students with a clearly presented introduction to some of the key areas of modern political thought. Uniquely combining historical and philosophical approaches to the subject, it describes the writings and ideas of the most influential thinkers of the modern era.

Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas features:

* the main concepts in modern political theory such as: the State and Sovereignty; Political Obligation and Civil Disobedience; Liberty; Rights; Equality and Justice; Democracy
* the ideas of key thinkers such as: Machiavelli; Hobbes; Locke; Paine; Rousseau; Burke; Mill; Bentham; Marx; Rawls; Hayek
* a clear and instructive framework for each chapter which provides students with: (a) the significance of each concept in modern political thought; (b) what major political thinkers had to say about each concept; and (c) the relevance of key concepts to contemporary argument and debate.

Table of Contents

1. The State & Sovereignty  2. Political Obligation & Civil Disobedience  3. Liberty  4. Rights  5. Equality & Justice  6. Democracy

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'The plan of this book is centred around five main themes: sovereignty, political obligation, liberty, rights and equality....there are short biographical compendia on the main thinkers, suggestions for further reading, and a classified bibliography.' - Bibliograhie de la Philosophie