Western Political Theory in the Face of the Future

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Cambridge University Press, May 17, 1979 - History - 120 pages
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John Dunn's Western Political Theory in the Face of the Future demonstrates that the major traditions of thought, from which the political values of the modern West have emerged are all, in the light of recent world history, in crucial respects incoherent or flawed. This second edition underlines the drastic changes in the challenges which face the world, in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse and the end of the Cold War, stressing the ever tighter linking of the global economy with the ecology in which we live, and the problems which this poses for the survival of civilisation.
 

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If Dunn is right or not right in what he asserts, in view of the magnitude of the stupidity of those in charge of the human race, it will no matter. If you don't believe me, look at my country, the most powerful country in history -- the United States...But, come on really look at it, scrutinize it. 

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Contents

Democratic theory
1
Liberalism
29
Nationalism
57
Revolution 1
82
Conclusion 1992
121
Index
138
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John Dunn is a Fellow of King's College and Professor of Political Theory at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Political Thought of John Locke, Western Political Theory in the Face of the Future, Modern Revolutions, and The History of Political Theory, and the editor of Democracy:
The Unfinished Journey.

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