Western Political Theory in the Face of the Future

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, May 17, 1979 - History - 120 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

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. 

Selected pages


Democratic theory
Revolution 1
Conclusion 1992

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information