Issues in Political Theory

Paperback | January 7, 2015

byCatriona McKinnon

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Issues in Political Theory provides a stimulating introduction to some of the key concepts, thinkers, and texts in political theory. Extended case studies at the end of each chapter show students how to examine a key political issue in light of the concepts explored in the chapter, while arange of additional learning features help students to check and develop their understanding, and approach learning materials beyond the text book.Clearly written chapters have been brought up to date with contemporary issues and literature, and the third edition introduces a new chapter on crime and punishment, and one on power, as well as a rewritten chapter on war and intervention. A number of engaging new cases are featured in the text todemonstrate how theory can be used to examine important political issues.The title is supported by an Online Resource Centre with additional case studies to build students' confidence in using theory to shed light on key issues, and a suite of class activities/exercises and essay questions to provide lecturers with additional teaching materials.

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Issues in Political Theory provides a stimulating introduction to some of the key concepts, thinkers, and texts in political theory. Extended case studies at the end of each chapter show students how to examine a key political issue in light of the concepts explored in the chapter, while arange of additional learning features help stud...

Catriona McKinnon is Professor at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.7 inPublished:January 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199680434

ISBN - 13:9780199680436

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Table of Contents

Catriona McKinnon: Introduction1. Keith Hyams: Political authority and obligation2. Jonathan Riley: Liberty3. Anna Elisabetta Galeotti: Toleration4. Thomas Christiano: Democracy5. Jonathan Wolff: Equality and social justice6. Massimo Renzo: Crime and punishment7. Monica Mookherjee: Multiculturalism8. Tom Campbell: Human rights9. Gillian Brock: Global justice10. Helen Frowe: War and intervention11. Dale Jamieson: Environment12. Clare Chambers: Gender13. Axel Gosseries: Generations14. David Owen: Power

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"Issues in Political Theory provides a comprehensive introduction to the most important topics in contemporary political theory and explores debates at the cutting "' --Darrel Moellendorf, Professor of International Political Theoru and Professor of Philosophy, Goethe University-Frankfurt