Political Theory Today

Political Theory Today

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This volume aims to provide a set of guidelines for the reformulation of political theory in the light of the philosophical and substantive problems it faces today. It argues that the basic premises of Liberalism and Marxism have been rendered redundant by the the recent development of complex and inextricable interrelations between states and societies, and the change in the relationship between the public and private spheres. The book includes discussions on the nature of citizenship, rights and obligations, the relationship between liberty and equality, and that between public and private activities, the principles of justice and the means of realizing it, sovereignty and the international system, and international law and the vexed question of the legitimate use of force. The contributors include John Dunn, Stephen Lukes, Andrew Reeve, Susan Okin, Onora O'Neill, Claus Offe, Ulrich Preuss, Iain McLean, Jon Elster, Joshua Cohen, Agnes Heller, Samir Amin, Charles Beitz and Antonio Cassese.
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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2 figures, 1 table, index
  • 0745605834
  • 9780745605838

Table of contents

Political obligation, John Dunn; equality and liberty - must they conflict?, Steven Lukes; gender, the public and the private, Susan Moller Okin; the theory of property, Andrew Reeve; the possibility of rational politics, Jon Elster; democratic institutions and moral resources, Claus Offe and Ulrich K.Preuss; forms of representation and systems of voting, Iain McLean; democracy, the nation state and the global system, David Held; sovereignty and morality in international affairs, Charles Beitz; violence, war and the rule of law in the international community, Antonio Cassese; transnational justice, Onora O'Neill; the state and development, Samir Amin; the concept of the political, Agnes Heller.
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