Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Jun 26, 2003 - Philosophy - 147 pages
This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy - authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically about the leading political questions of our time.
 

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I guess it is always a little problematic to take a book like this which has in its title "A very short introduction" and expect to get a good grasp of a subject by reading the 130 pages. However ... Read full review

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Very clear introduction to political philosophy, and the author makes very valid points. It was fun to make notes while reading. What i hope for would be headings under each chapters to make points ... Read full review

Contents

1 Why do we need political philosophy?
1
2 Political authority
19
3 Democracy
37
4 Freedom and the limits of government
55
5 Justice
74
6 Feminism and multiculturalism
92
7 Nations states and global justice
112
Further reading
133
Index
141
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David Miller is Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford, and an Official Fellow of Nuffield College. He has written books and articles on many aspects of political theory and philosophy. In 2002 he was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy. He lives in Oxford and ismarried with three children.

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