European Political Thought Since 1945 by Noel O'Sullivan
Look inside with Google Book Preview
European Political Thought Since 1945
By Noel O'Sullivan

European Political Thought Since 1945

By (author) See other recent books by Noel O'Sullivan
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $177.95
Your Price: $160.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $17.79! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.01 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



European Political Thought Since 1945 by Noel O'Sullivan

Book Description

This study offers a concise overview of European political thought since 1945. Despite its enormous diversity, NoA"l O'Sullivan argues that a unifying theme may be found in the need for European political thinkers to respond, either sympathetically or critically, to the following four major requirements posed by the postwar task of democratic reconstruction: - to restate the theory of the limited state in face of the continuing totalitarian challenge represented by postwar Soviet power - to provide social integration by developing a coherent ideal of social justice - to develop a more pluralist theory of the democratic state in response to the claims of feminism, postmodernism and cultural and ethnic minorities - to extend the ideal of civil association from a national into a supranational concept of European political identity in response to developments such as globalisation. The study also considers such issues as environmentalism and the emergence of the so-called 'risk society'. O'Sullivan concludes that, while an uneasy compromise has been achieved between the limited state, welfare provision and pluralism, the attempt to resituate this compromise within a supra-national European 'civil' identity may finally subvert the modern ideal of democratic and accountable government. Clear and accessible, this thematic survey is essential reading for all those interested in political thought in Europe from 1945 to the present.

Buy European Political Thought Since 1945 book by Noel O'Sullivan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780333655597
ISBN-10: 0333655591
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Noel O'Sullivan

European Political Thought Since 1945 by Noel O'Sullivan European Political Thought Since 1945, Paperback (August 2004)

This title offers a critical account of the response of leading European political thinkers to the task of reconstruction following World War II.

Political Theory in Transition by Noel O'Sullivan Political Theory in Transition, Paperback (February 2000)

'Political Theory in Transition' is useful reading for those undergraduates and postgraduates who want to make sense of the state of contemporary political theory and political philosophy.

» View all books by Noel O'Sullivan

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about European Political Thought Since 1945 book by Noel O'Sullivan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Noel O'Sullivan

NA-EL O'SULLIVAN is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Hull, UK.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Noel O'Sullivan close
Concept of the Public Realm by Noel O'Sullivan
Concept of the Public Realm by Noel O'Sullivan
European Political Thought Since 1945 by Noel O'Sullivan
Political Theory in Transition by Noel O'Sullivan
Political Theory in Transition by Noel O'Sullivan
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close