Cambridge University Press, 27/11/1997
EAN 9780521573580, ISBN10: 0521573580
Hardcover, 287 pages, 23.4 x 16 x 2.6 cm
In recent years, political theory has expanded, diversified, and, some would argue, fragmented. This book presents work from leading scholars in various fields and reflects key debates in contemporary political theory. Its up-to-date summary discussions will ensure it becomes a key text in political theory courses. Skillfully edited by Andrew Vincent, the book includes such topics as the relationship between history and theory; utilitarianism and rational choice; republicanism; multiculturalism and postcolonial theory; hermeneutics; feminism; communitarianism, and poststructuralism. While these chapters reflect the state of political theory today, they also contemplate the state of the discipline more broadly. This will be an extremely important book for anyone studying political theory.
"Given the variety of topics engaged and disciplines represented...there is sure to be something here for everyone." D.M., Ethics
"Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty." Choice