Dialogues with Contemporary Political Theorists

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

EditorGary Browning, Raia Prokhovnik, Maria Dimova-cookson

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A lively and engaging collection which explains the various strands of political theory, identifies key futures trends and explores the foundations of contemporary debate. Features interviews with pre-eminent theorists, including Quentin Skinner, Carole Pateman and Alex Honneth.

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A lively and engaging collection which explains the various strands of political theory, identifies key futures trends and explores the foundations of contemporary debate. Features interviews with pre-eminent theorists, including Quentin Skinner, Carole Pateman and Alex Honneth.

GARY BROWNING is Professor of Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, UK. His research interests include political and international theory, the history of political thought and the relationship between political thought and other disciplines. His previous publications include: Global Theory from Kant to Hardt...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 10.46 × 5.67 × 0.84 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303056

ISBN - 13:9780230303058

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Table of Contents

Introduction; G.Browning, R.Prokhovnik & M.Dimova-Cookson
A Conversation with Benjamin Barber; M.Saward
Vital Materiality and Non-Human Agency: An Interview with Jane Bennett; G.Khan
Subaltern Studies, Postcolonial Marxism and 'Finding your Place to Begin From': An Interview with Dipesh Chakrabarty; M.Dimova-Cookson
An Interview with Jerry Cohen; S.Tormey
Pluralism, Capitalism, and the Fragility of Things: An Interview with William Connolly; M.Wenman
The Right to Justification: Towards a Critical Theory of Justice and Democracy - An Interview with Rainer Forst; X.Guillaume
A Conversation with Bonnie Honig: Exploring Agonistic Humanism; G.Browning
A Conversation with Carole Pateman: Reflections on Democratic Participation, The Sexual Contract, and Power Structures; S.On
Republicanism, Philosophy of Freedom and the History of Ideas: An Interview with Philip Pettit; M.Dimova-Cookson 
Taking a Broader View of Humanity: An Interview with Amartya Sen; F.Forman-Barzilai
Approaching Political Theory Historically: An Interview with Quentin Skinner; R.Prokhovnik
The Political Theory of Boundaries and the Boundaries of Political Theory: An Interview with R.B.J. Walker; R.Prokhovnik

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"This volume of dialogues presents an absorbing portrait of the current state of the discipline of political theory. The core idea that political theory involves a range of overlapping if, at points, quite distinct methods and approaches is very welcome. Such a text as this would have been unlikely to have seen the light of day even a decade ago. The editors are to be congratulated for their innovative commitment to a more comprehensive grasp of the discipline as it really functions."Emeritus Professor Andrew Vincent, Cardiff and Sheffield Universities 'It is really rare to gain a glimpse of how political theorists reflect upon their own work. Featuring conversations with some of the most prominent contemporary theorists carried out by distinguished theorists in their own right, this book presents most valuable insights for both beginners and advanced readers—a remarkable accomplishment.' Engin Isin- Professor of Politics, The Open University