A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy: vol. 1

A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy: vol. 1

Paperback Blackwell Companions to Philosophy

Edited by Robert E. Goodin, Edited by Philip Pettit, Edited by Thomas W. Pogge

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 912 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 44mm | 1,320g
  • Publication date: 13 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444350870
  • ISBN 13: 9781444350876
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 503,097

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This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars. New contributors include some of today's most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major related disciplines, such as economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war

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Robert E. Goodin is a Distinguished Professor jointly of Philosophy and of Social & Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. General Editor of a 10-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science and founding editor of Blackwell's Journal of Political Philosophy, Goodin served as co-editor of the British Journal of Political Science and Associate Editor of Ethics. Philip Pettit, formerly of the Australian National University, is now L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. He works in moral and political theory and on background issues in philosophical psychology and social ontology. Thomas Pogge is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and Professorial Fellow at the ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. He is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science.

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"The "Companion" will serve as a useful resource for undergraduates and researchers alike. The diverse selection of expert contributors is impressive." ("ARBA Online", March 2009)"Strongly recommended. University libraries catering for courses in politics, philosophy, law or the social sciences will all find useful material here, and should consider it for acquisition." ("Reference Reviews", February 2009)"As a whole the volume serves as a fine survey for the advanced undergraduate student and a good reference work for the professional seeking connections to ideas outside a narrow specialization. Summing Up: Recommended." ("CHOICE")

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Political philosophy has become an increasingly active area of research over the past four decades. In response to the growing interest in the field, this new edition of "A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy" has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters written by some of today's most distinguished scholars.Straddling analytic and continental philosophy, the first part of the companion considers the contributions of economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology, to normative political thought. The collection then provides analyses of eight live political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism, and detailed discussions of key concepts, with much expanded coverage of international politics and global justice.An essential references for anyone interested in this dynamic field, the new edition of "A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy" is the most current and comprehensive resource available.

Table of contents

Preface to the First Edition ix Preface to the Second Edition xi Contributors xii Introduction xvi PART I: DISCIPLINARY CONTRIBUTIONS 3 1 Analytical Philosophy 5 PHILIP PETTIT 2 Continental Philosophy 36 DAVID WEST 3 History 69 RICHARD TUCK 4 Sociology 88 KIERAN HEALY 5 Economics 118 GEOFFREY BRENNAN 6 International Political Economy 153 RICHARD HIGGOTT 7 Political Science 183 ROBERT E. GOODIN 8 International Relations 214 HELEN V. MILNER 9 Legal Studies 226 TOM CAMPBELL PART II: MAJOR IDEOLOGIES 255 10 Anarchism 257 RICHARD SYLVAN with ROBERT SPARROW 11 Conservatism 285 ANTHONY QUINTON with ANNE NORTON 12 Cosmopolitanism 312 THOMAS POGGE 13 Feminism 332 JANE MANSBRIDGE and SUSAN MOLLER OKIN 14 Liberalism 360 ALAN RYAN 15 Marxism 383 BARRY HINDESS 16 Fundamentalisms 403 R. SCOTT APPLEBY 17 Socialism 414 PETER SELF with MICHAEL FREEDEN PART III: SPECIAL TOPICS 441 18 Autonomy 443 GERALD DWORKIN 19 Civil Society 452 RAINER FORST 20 Community and Multiculturalism 463 WILL KYMLICKA 21 Contract and Consent 478 JEAN HAMPTON 22 Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law 493 C. L. TEN 23 Corporatism and Syndicalism 503 BOB JESSOP 24 Criminal Justice 511 NICOLA LACEY 25 Democracy 521 AMY GUTMANN 26 Dirty Hands 532 C. A. J. COADY 27 Discourse 541 ERNESTO LACLAU 28 Distributive Justice 548 PETER VALLENTYNE 29 Efficiency 563 RUSSELL HARDIN 30 Environmentalism 572 JOHN PASSMORE with STEPHEN GARDINER 31 Equality 593 RICHARD J. ARNESON 32 Federalism 612 WILLIAM H. RIKER with ANDREAS FOLLESDAL 33 Historical Justice 621 MARTHA MINOW 34 Human Rights 628 CHARLES R. BEITZ 35 International Distributive Justice 638 PHILIPPE VAN PARIJS 36 Intellectual Property 653 SEANA VALENTINE SHIFFRIN 37 Just War 669 JEFF McMAHAN 38 Legitimacy 678 RICHARD E. FLATHMAN 39 Liberty 685 CHANDRAN KUKATHAS 40 Personhood 699 TIMOTHY MULGAN 41 Power 709 FRANK LOVETT 42 Property 719 ANDREW REEVE 43 Republicanism 729 KNUD HAAKONSSEN 44 Responsibility: Personal, Collective, Corporate 736 CHRISTOPHER HEATH WELLMAN 45 Rights 745 JEREMY WALDRON 46 Secession and Nationalism 755 ALLEN BUCHANAN 47 Sociobiology 767 ALLAN GIBBARD 48 Sovereignty and Humanitarian Military Intervention 781 MICHAEL DOYLE 49 The State 793 PATRICK DUNLEAVY 50 States of Emergency 804 DAVID DYZENHAUS 51 Toleration 813 STEPHEN MACEDO 52 Totalitarianism 821 EUGENE KAMENKA 53 Trust and Social Capital 830 BO ROTHSTEIN 54 Virtue 842 WILLIAM A. GALSTON 55 Welfare 852 ALAN HAMLIN Index 865