Political Keywords: A Guide for Students, Activists, and Everyone Else

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Wiley, Apr 2, 2007 - Philosophy - 306 pages
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Written by renowned political philosopher Andrew Levine,Political Keywords guides readers through today’s mostcommonly used- and misused- political terminology.

  • A much-needed dictionary of contemporary political vernacularfrom “alienation” to “Zionism”
  • Defines the most important political keywords, i.e. theoften-confusing (and sometimes intentionally misleading) terms thatare used to describe our politics
  • Refamiliarizes the reader with today’s most commonly usedand misused terms, thus clarifying the current politicallandscape
  • Assumes no prior academic background in politics
  • Includes extensive cross-referencing, suggested furtherreadings, and a
    comprehensive glossary
  • Provides the ideal guide to navigating a landscape ofdangerously vague terms

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About the author (2007)

Andrew Levine is Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington DC), and Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is author of many books, most recently Rethinking Liberal Equality: From A “Utopian” Point of View (1998), Engaging Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Rawls (Blackwell, 2001), A Future for Marxism? (2003), and The American Ideology (2004).

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