Twentieth-century German Political Thought
By (author) Peter M. R. Stirk
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Twentieth-century German Political Thought by Peter M. R. Stirk
Book DescriptionGermany, as Europe's most powerful state, has a political significance which underlines the importance of twentieth-century German political thought. Yet this tradition has been poorly represented in academic literature. This book offers: *an account of German political thought emphasising its diversity and contested nature *an overview of the subject that allows access to relatively unknown figures as well as the 'names' of the tradition (Weber, Schmitt, Arendt, Habermas) *a demonstration of the political significance of figures better known in other disciplines including law and sociology The book is organised chronologically, with a series of recurrent themes providing analytic unity: (i) the nature of politics (including political vocation and leadership, and definitions of politics), (ii) collective identity, (iii) the rule of law, (iv) the role of the state, (v) the role of political parties and the nature of parliamentary democracy, (vi) state intervention in society and the economy, and (vii) the international order. Pedagogical features include a glossary of German terms and a substantial set of biographical notes identifying the major theorists referred to in the text. Key Features: *Challenges established perceptions by presenting German political thought as a contested tradition *Presents a rich picture of German political thought by covering a wide range of theorists *Its broad chronological range provides the first overview of 20th-century German political thought in one volume
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748622900
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Provides an account of German political thought emphasising its diversity and contested nature, and presents an overview of the subject that allows access to relatively unknown figures as well as the 'names' of the tradition.
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Author Biography - Peter M. R. Stirk
Peter M. R. Stirk is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Durham. He is author of Twentieth-Century German Political Thought (2006), Carl Schmitt, Crown Jurist of the Third Reich: On Preemptive War, Military Occupation and World Empire (2005), Critical Theory: Politics and Society (2000), A History of European Integration (1996) and Max Horkheimer: A New Interpretation (1992).
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