Political Liberalism : Variations on a Theme
The concept of a purely political liberalism that first emerged in the writings of John Rawls has attracted a significant amount of commentary and proven to be one of the most provocative and influential developments in contemporary political theory. Political Liberalism gathers together a number of eminent theorists, each with their own distinctive understanding of political liberalism, to explore and analyze the character and content of the idea--as opposed to a single conception--of this term. This book reveals the rich and complex nature of the dialogue among proponents of political liberalism and its important nuances, and in so doing offers a valuable resource for students and specialists alike.
- Hardback | 201 pages
- 154.9 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 317.52g
- 24 Aug 2004
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"Young has brought together the canonical texts of what has come to be called 'political' liberalism in a single, highly coherent volume. These are very important works in contemporary political philosophy whose intellectual quality is beyond dispute."
About Shaun P. Young
Shaun P. Young is a Senior Policy Adviser at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Government of Ontario. He is the author of Beyond Rawls: An Analysis of the Concept of Political Liberalism.