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Political Theory: 101

1st Edition

By Michael Gibbons


176 pages

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Paperback: 9781138844933
pub: 2020-01-01
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Political Theory 101introduces readers to the basic themes, ideas, and arguments that have characterized and constituted political theory from ancient thought to the present. Exploring the key themes which have characterized political thought since the time of Plato, it examines how the goals, purposes and nature of political thinking has changed throughout history. It considers how the positions of individual theorists can be explained in terms of their different approaches to politics and the nature of the political, Political Theory 101 is essential reading for undergraduate students of Politics.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Appearance and Reality in Politics
  3. Justice
  4. The Self and the Polity
  5. The Public and the Private Spheres
  6. Politics, Gender, and Sex
  7. Politics, Morality, and the Other
  8. Politics as Power: Machiavelli, the Prince, and the Imperatives of Power
  9. Politics as Science
  10. Politics as Practical Reason
  11. In Defense of Politics

About the Author

Michael Gibbons is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida.

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