Political Theory: Tradition and Diversity

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Andrew Vincent
Cambridge University Press, Oct 28, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 275 pages
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Political theory has expanded, diversified, and, some would argue, fragmented. This 1997 book presents work from leading scholars in various fields and reflects key debates in political theory. Its summary discussions will ensure it becomes a key text in political theory courses. Skillfully edited by Andrew Vincent, the book includes such topics as the relationship between history and theory; utilitarianism and rational choice; republicanism; multiculturalism and postcolonial theory; hermeneutics; feminism; communitarianism, and poststructuralism. While these chapters reflect the state of political theory, they also contemplate the state of the discipline more broadly. This will be an extremely important book for anyone studying political theory.
  

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Political Theory and Conceptual Change
28
Political Theory and the Problem of Anachronism
45
Utilitarianism as a Public Philosophy
67
Rational Choice Political Theory
89
Republican Political Theory
112
Liberalism Multiculturalism and Oppression
132
Postcolonialism and Political Theory
154
Legal Positivism and Political Power
172
Political Theory International Theory and the Political Theory of International Relations
193
Method Matters Feminism Interpretation and Politics
214
The Political Philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari
237
The Object of Political Theory
254
Index
272
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