Applying Political Theory: Issues and Debates

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 15, 2009 - Political Science - 277 pages
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How can political theory help us understand and solve the political questions of our time? This introduction to political theory illuminates its relevance and applicability and clarifies what is at stake in debates over welfare, terrorism and civil liberties, minority rights, abortion and euthanasia, freedom of speech and a range of other issues.

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Contents

How Should Resources be Distributed? Taxation Welfare
18
Are Minority Cultures Entitled to Recognition and Rights?
42
Is Affirmative Action Fair?
65
Copyright

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KATHERINE SMITS is Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Prior to this she was Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University, USA.  She has published on political theory, multiculturalism and historical apology, and is the author of Reconstructing Post-Nationalist Liberal Pluralism: From Interest to Identity (Palgrave 2005).

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