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Issues in Political Theory

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ISSUES IN POLITICAL THEORY

PAPERBACK by McKinnon, Catriona (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading)

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ISBN
9780199680436
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
392 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
18 DEC 2014

DESCRIPTION

Issues in Political Theory provides a stimulating introduction to some of the key concepts, thinkers, and texts in political theory. Extended case studies at the end of each chapter show students how to examine a key political issue in light of the concepts explored in the chapter, while a range of additional learning features help students to check and develop their understanding, and approach learning materials beyond the text book. Clearly written chapters have been brought up to date with contemporary issues and literature, and the third edition introduces a new chapter on crime and punishment, and one on power, as well as a rewritten chapter on war and intervention. A number of engaging new cases are featured in the text to demonstrate how theory can be used to examine important political issues. The title is supported by an Online Resource Centre with additional case studies to build students' confidence in using theory to shed light on key issues, and a suite of class activities/exercises and essay questions to provide lecturers with additional teaching materials.

CONTENTS

Introduction ; 1. Political authority and obligation ; 2. Liberty ; 3. Toleration ; 4. Democracy ; 5. Equality and social justice ; 6. Crime and punishment ; 7. Multiculturalism ; 8. Human rights ; 9. Global justice ; 10. War and intervention ; 11. Environment ; 12. Gender ; 13. Generations ; 14. Power