A History of Political Thought
1789 to the Present
By (author) Bruce Haddock
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History of Political Thought by Bruce Haddock
Book DescriptionBruce Haddock's lucid and original textbook combines historical and theoretical analysis, setting political thought in the context of the emerging institutional, cultural and economic framework of the modern world. From the colossal impact of the French and American revolutions, through reaction and constitutional consolidation, the book traces the contrasting criteria invoked to justify particular forms of political order from 1789 to the present day. Its chapters are organized around key themes such as liberty, welfare, the nation-state and totalitarianism, focusing on the response of theorists to fundamental ideological and political controversies. Major thinkers covered include Kant, Burke, Hegel, Tocqueville, Marx, Mill, Mazzini, Lenin, Schmitt, Hayek, Oakeshott and Rawls. The book also confronts challenging questions about the status of moral and political principles. Cultural and moral controversy is characteristic of our everyday experience. In recent decades, however, the foundations of political and ethical theory have been widely questioned. Haddock highlights the emergence of a dilemma that faces all citizens: how we make judgements of value from embedded positions in social and cultural communities. "A History of Political Thought: 1789 to the Present" will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, history and philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745631028
(241mm x 161mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the history of political thought, tracing the development of arguments and controversies from ancient Greece, through different forms of community, state and empire, to today's global concerns.
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Author Biography - Bruce Haddock
Bruce Haddock is Professor of Modern European Social and Political Thought at Cardiff University.
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