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Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas

An Historical Introduction, 1st Edition

By Tudor Jones

Routledge

240 pages

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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.

Reviews

'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

Table of Contents

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory