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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 History of the Political Philosophers

A History of the Political Philosophers

1st Edition

By George Catlin
December 06, 2021

Originally published in 1939, this book was intended as a guide to political theory intelligible to the common reader, with quotations from the original sources sufficiently extensive to enable them to sample for themselves the ‘taste’ and ‘colour’ of these writings. This history of theory has been...

A Study of the Principles of Politics Being an Essay Towards Political Rationalization

A Study of the Principles of Politics: Being an Essay Towards Political Rationalization

1st Edition

By George E. G. Catlin
December 01, 2021

Originally published in 1930, this title brings to its conclusion a work first published, in part, in the earlier volume The Science and Method of Politics. The work was undertaken at first with a view to discovering the forces at work which form the anatomy and determine the physiology of States. ...

A Theory of Liberty The Constitution and Minorities

A Theory of Liberty: The Constitution and Minorities

1st Edition

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...

Anarchy or Hierarchy

Anarchy or Hierarchy

1st Edition

By S. de Madariaga
December 01, 2021

Originally published in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, the country was split into pro-fascists and pro-communists, the author felt that the conflict in Spain threatened to develop into an international war, perhaps an international civil war since the issue cut across frontier lines. The ...

Collective Political Violence An Introduction to the Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts

Collective Political Violence: An Introduction to the Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts

1st Edition

By Earl Conteh-Morgan
December 01, 2021

First published in 2004. Collective Political Violence is a concise, but thorough, interdisciplinary analysis of the many competing concepts, theories, and explanations of political conflict, including revolutions, civil wars, genocide, and terrorism. To further his examination of each type of ...

Contemporary Political Thought in England

Contemporary Political Thought in England

1st Edition

By Lewis Rockow
December 01, 2021

First published in 1925. This book is a brief analysis of the historical relation of contemporary writers to their immediate predecessors. The author attempts to further a comprehensive summary of certain selected writers, with a criticism of their ideas, while in the last chapter an attempt is ...

Direct Action and Democratic Politics

Direct Action and Democratic Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Benewick, Trevor Smith
December 01, 2021

First published in 1972. Militant protest is not new to British politics, but the widespread recourse to direct action, in Britain and abroad, is unprecedented. This book was the first comprehensive examination of contemporary protest in the British context. The contributors represented leading ...

Domination and Power

Domination and Power

1st Edition

By Peter Miller
December 01, 2021

First published in 1987. Our understanding of the nature of power in western societies is currently undergoing a major reassessment. The significance of this reassessment emerges forcefully through comparing the writings of the principal exponents of Critical Theory - Max Horkheimer, Herbert ...

Edmund Burke and the Revolt Against the Eighteenth Century A Study of the Political and Social Thinking of Burke, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey

Edmund Burke and the Revolt Against the Eighteenth Century: A Study of the Political and Social Thinking of Burke, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey

1st Edition

By Alfred Cobban
December 01, 2021

This edition first published in 1960. The revival of interest in the thought of Burke was one of the justifications for the publication of a second edition of Professor Cobban’s study of the political and social ideas of Burke and his closest disciples, the Lake Poets. Burke’s thought has both ...

English Political Thought 1603-1644

English Political Thought: 1603-1644

1st Edition

By J. W. Allen
December 01, 2021

First published in 1938. A study of the political doctrines and events which led to a hardening of lines between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians. "From the March of 1604, when James I met his first Parliament to the assembly of the Long Parliament in November 1640, there was going on a ...

Gramsci's Politics

Gramsci's Politics

1st Edition

By Anne Showstack Sassoon
December 01, 2021

First published in 1980. This book analyses Gramsci’s political theory and the consequences of his ideas for the theory of the state and of the political party. Using the new tools of analysis which have been developed in Italy the book presents Gramsci’s political theory as part of the attempt to ...

History of Political Thought

History of Political Thought

1st Edition

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 ...

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