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Routledge Revivals: The Morality of Politics (1972)

1st Edition

Edited by Bhikhu Parekh, R.N. Berki


164 pages

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The Morality of Politics addresses the issues of politics and morality. The book asks the questions, has politics got a moral basis? Has morality anything to do with politics? Comprised of a collection of unique essays, the book looks at the idea that politics shies away from the discussing the morality of actions and confronts evasion by clarifying some of the basic moral problems of political life. It is a unique collection in which academics holding different political and philosophical views have come together to examine some of the burning and topical issues of contemporary society. The book will appear to all interested in the contemporary political environment and especially students of politics and moral and political philosophy.

Table of Contents


1. Open and Closed Morality, W.H. Walsh

2. Reason, Morality and Politics, A.J.M Milne

3. Realism and Self-Interest as Political Themes, R.S. Downie

4. The Distinction between Moderation and Extremism, R.N. Berki

5. Liberalism and Morality, Bhikhu Parekh

6. An International Morality?, Geoffrey Goodwin

7. The Machiavellianism of the Machiavellians, Geraint Parry

8. Strikes, Trade Unions and the State, H.B. Acton

9. Theatricality and Politics: Machiavelli’s Concept of Fantasia, K.R. Minogue


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