The History of Political Theory and Other Essays
In this collection of recent essays (several appearing in English for the first time), John Dunn brings his characteristically acute and penetrative insight to a wide range of political issues. In the first essay, 'The history of political theory', Professor Dunn argues for the importance of a historical perspective in the study of political thought. Other pieces engage with central concepts of political philosophy such as obligation, trust, freedom of conscience and property. A group of studies tackle specific contemporary problems and future dangers, for example racism and the dilemma of humanitarian intervention. The volume as a whole articulates the many dangers, but also the huge importance of, contemporary politics, and provides a representative collection of work by one of the most astute political commentators writing today.
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The History of Political Theory
The claim to freedom of conscience freedom of speech freedom of thought freedom of worship?
Property justice and common good after socialism
The dilemma of humanitarian intervention the executive power of the Law of Nature after God
Specifying and understanding racism
Political science political theory and policy making in an interdependent world
Democracy the politics of making defending and exemplifying community Europe 1992
Is there a contemporary crisis of the nation state?
Political and economic obstacles to rapid collective learning
The heritage and future of the European left
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