0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Liberalism by Paul Kelly

Liberalism is an innovative introductory textbook exploring
the dominant discourse of contemporary political theory and the
core ideas that underpin it. Despite the ubiquity of liberalism
there remains considerable disagreement about what contemporary
political liberals believe. This book distinguishes modern
political liberalism from earlier manifestations of the concept,
yet shows how contemporary liberalism is derived from a
long-standing historical tradition that includes John Locke,
Immanuel Kant and J.S. Mill.


Contemporary liberalism combines ideas from this historical
tradition to make a political theory that places at its heart the
equal treatment of each person. Paul Kelly provides an overview of
the basic building blocks of contemporary liberalism -
contractarianism, impartiality, justice and freedom, - and
introduces students to the ideas of its key theorists John Rawls,
Brian Barry and Ronald Dworkin. He goes on to consider three major
challenges facing liberalism today and concludes with a defence of
the continuing relevance of political liberalism in the
contemporary world.

Buy Liberalism by Paul Kelly from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780745632919
ISBN-10: 0745632912
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Liberalism by Paul Kelly

Book Reviews - Liberalism by Paul Kelly

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Liberalism book by Paul Kelly and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Government, London School of Economics .

A Preview for this title is currently not available.