Comparative Political Theory: An Introduction by F. DallmayrComparative Political Theory: An Introduction by F. Dallmayr

Comparative Political Theory: An Introduction

byF. Dallmayr

Paperback | May 14, 2010

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This book is a textbook designed for teaching a new subfield in political science: the emerging field of "comparative political theory".  It is the first such textbook.  As taught in American universities, political theory has been traditionally confined to the history of Western political thought from Plato and Aristotle to Hegel and Nietzsche. The editor believes strongly that this limitation is no longer tenable in our globalizing age when different cultures and civilizations are increasingly communicating and interacting with each other.   The text focuses on three areas:  Islamic civilization, Indian civilization, and Far Eastern civilizations.   In each area the text offers an introduction followed by readings dealing with ancient or classical teachings as well as modern and contemporary theoretical developments.   In making these selections, the editor has been ably assisted by experts in the respective fields (Roxanne Euben, Anthony Parel, and Theodore deBary). The text is meant mainly for undergraduate classes but can be consulted with benefit also by more advanced students as well as by the general reading public.
Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor in the departments of philosophy and political science at the University of Notre Dame.
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Title:Comparative Political Theory: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:May 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230618634

ISBN - 13:9780230618633

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Table of Contents

PART I: COMPARATIVE POLITICAL THEORY AND CULTURAL COMPARISON * Beyond Monologue: For A Comparative Political Theory--Fred Dallmayr * PART II: ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT * The Golden Age: The Political Concepts of Islam-­-Ira R. Lapidus * Alfarab--Muhsin Madhi * A View Across Time: Islam as the Religion of Reason--Roxanne L. Euben * Contemporary Islam: Reformation or Revolution?--John L. Esposito * The Political Discourse of Contemporary Islamist Movements--Youssef Choueiri * PART III: INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT * Some Reflections on the Hindu Tradition of Political Thought--Bhikhu Parekh * Of Artha and Arthashastra--K. J. Shah * The Socio-Religious and Political Thought of Rammohun Roy--Thomas Pantham * Gandhi and the Emergence of the Modern Indian Political Canon--Anthony Parel * The Political Ideas of Jawaharlal Nehru--R. C. Pillai * PART IV: EAST ASIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT * The Value of the Human in Classical Confucian Thought--Tu Weiming * Law and Society in Confucian Thought--Ronald C. Keith * The Contemporary Relevance of Confucianism--Daniel A. Bell and Hahm Chaibong * Buddhist Principles in the Tibetan Liberation Movement--José I. Cabezón * East Asia and the West: Catching Up With Each Other--Wm. Theodore de Bary