Political Theorists in Context
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 10 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables, 10 black & white line drawings
  • 1138913391
  • 9781138913394

About Stuart Isaacs

Chris Sparks is Lecturer in sociology and social policy at the Institute of Technology Sligo. Stuart Isaacs is a university teaching fellow at London Metropolitan Universityshow more

Table of contents

Prologue - Changes to the 2nd edition â Overall Themes and Aims Introduction - What is politics? Plato/Aristotle vs Machiavelli Part 1 Freedom 1 Hobbes (classical liberalism/neo-liberalism/individualism) 2 Locke (limited state/property ownership/politics & religion) 3 Levellers & Diggers (politics & religion/anti-capitalism/Green politics) Part 2 Democracy 4 John Milton (democracy & the media/media corporations) 5 Wollstonecraft & Paine (democracy & press freedom/internet/social media) 6 JS Mill (liberty & educative democracy/citizenship) 7 Burke (conservatism & democracy) Part 3 Community 8 Rousseau (notion of political community & participation, equality) 9 Marx (Alienation/equality/contemporary resonance precariat & chav debates) Conclusion Summary of key themes and issues. Why context is everything.show more