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Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy


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Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy (54 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1924 and 2003. Political theory has a long history and broad scope, this set draws together research from leading academics covering key themes such as: liberty and justice, power, federalism, anarchy and direct action, socialism, Marxism and liberalism. It will be of interest to students of both politics and philosophy.

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A Theory of Liberty The Constitution and Minorities

A Theory of Liberty: The Constitution and Minorities

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By H. N. Hirsch
December 01, 2021

First published in 1992. A Theory of Liberty seeks to change the way we think about the American constitution. The focus of the book is the legal status of minority groups in the United States a topic at the top of the current political agenda. Arguing that minority rights were vitally important to...

History of Political Thought

History of Political Thought

1st Edition

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By Raymond G. Gettell
December 01, 2021

First published in 1924. This extensive volume explores the history of political theory from Ancient Greece up until proletarian thought in the early twentieth century. The author pays particular attention to the connection between economic and political theory during the eighteenth and nineteenth ...

Ideology and Politics

Ideology and Politics

1st Edition

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By Martin Seliger
December 01, 2021

First published in 1976. Ideology plays an important role in many fields of human activity and has therefore been dealt with directly and indirectly in a vast number of studies, but a generally accepted definition of the term is lacking even in the various branches of social and political science. ...

J. A. Hobson A Reader

J. A. Hobson: A Reader

1st Edition

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Edited By Michael Freeden
December 01, 2021

First published in 1988. This anthology from the major writings of J. A. Hobson helps to establish his reputation as one of the most influential social, economic and political theorists of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. The wide range of his writings makes him essential ...

Justice and Egalitarianism Formal and Substantive Equality in Some Recent Theories of Justice

Justice and Egalitarianism: Formal and Substantive Equality in Some Recent Theories of Justice

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By Michael Quinn
December 01, 2021

First published in 1991. This study is a critical survey of substantive egalitarian theories of justice, that is to say, various theories containing principles for the distribution of social resources which, it is argued, base themselves on a fundamental principle of equality. This title will be of...

Knowledge and Belief in Politics The Problem of Ideology

Knowledge and Belief in Politics: The Problem of Ideology

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Edited By Robert Benewick, R. N Berki, Bhikhu Parekh
December 01, 2021

First published in 1973. Few concepts in the modern age have created more controversy in the discussion of social, moral, and political issues than that of ideology. Ever since the term was coined by Destutt de Tracy to refer to a scientific study of the origin of ideas, its meaning has undergone a...

Liberalism and its Critics

Liberalism and its Critics

1st Edition

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By Kirk F. Koerner
December 01, 2021

First published in 1985. Liberalism was under increasing attack from both socialists and conservatives towards the end of the twentieth century. This book argues that, far from having little to contribute towards solving the problems of the modern world, liberalism is, in fact, of central ...

Liberalism and the Good

Liberalism and the Good

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Edited By R. Bruce Douglass, Gerald M. Mara, Henry S. Richardson
December 01, 2021

First published in 1990. Liberalism and the Good is a collection of critical essays by an inter-disciplinary group of American and English scholars that seeks to address the long-standing problem of the good in light of the most recent developments in liberal theory. With contributions from both ...

Liberty and Justice

Liberty and Justice

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By J. P. Day
December 01, 2021

First published in 1987. "Justice and liberty are the central concepts of social and political thought." These true words of Raphael‘s indicate the importance of these concepts, which resides in the fact that they are significantly linked to most of the other key notions in this field of thought, ...

Marxism and Phenomenology

Marxism and Phenomenology

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By Shirley R. Pike
December 01, 2021

First published in 1986. The social sciences in the twentieth century have tended to fragment into different disciplines and schools of thought. Often these schools of thought are complete but closed systems of thought, permitting no exchange of ideas with other disciplines or schools. In view of ...

Morals and Politics The Ethics of Revolution

Morals and Politics: The Ethics of Revolution

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By William Ash
December 01, 2021

First published in 1977. Ethics is the most practical branch of philosophy: its immediate concern is with people's actions. Yet most philosophers do little to relate ethics intelligibly to the human situation. In this inquiry into the nature of ethics, William Ash draws on the relevant works of ...

Nikolai Bukharin and the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism

Nikolai Bukharin and the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism

1st Edition

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By Michael Haynes
December 01, 2021

First published in 1985. Although Bukharin wrote against the background of the Russian Revolution, the very change in political climate is always relevant. How exactly is the transition from capitalism to socialism conceived and achieved? Michael Haynes' study shows that the theoretical ...

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