The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Paperback | July 15, 2008

byJohn S Dryzek, Bonnie Honig, Anne Phillips

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Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Close textual analysis of historical texts sits alongside more analytical work on the nature and normative grounds of political values. Continental andpost-modern influences jostle with ones from economics, history, sociology, and the law. Feminist concerns with embodiment make us look at old problems in new ways, and challenges of new technologies open whole new vistas for political theory.This Handbook provides comprehensive and critical coverage of the lively and contested field of political theory, and will help set the agenda for the field for years to come. Forty-five chapters by distinguished political theorists look at the state of the field, where it has been in the recentpast, and where it is likely to go in future. They examine political theory's edges as well as its core, the globalizing context of the field, and the challenges presented by social, economic, and technological changes.

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Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Close textual analysis of historical texts sits alongside more analytical work on the nature and normative grounds of political values. Continental andpost-modern influences jostle with ones fro...

John S. Dryzek is Professor of Social and Political Theory, Australian National University. Bonnie Honig is Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University. Anne Phillips is Professor of Gender Theory, London School of Economics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:904 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.65 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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John S Dryzek, Bonnie Honig, and Anne Philips: IntroductionI. CONTEMPORARY CURRENTS1. Richard Arneson: Justice After Rawls2. Wendy Brown: Power After Foucault3. William E Scheuerman: Critical Theory Beyond Habermas4. Linda Zerilli: Feminist Theory and the Canon of Political Thought5. Paul Patton: After the Linguistic Turn: Poststructuralist and Liberal Pragmatist Political Theory6. David Schlosberg: The Pluralist ImaginationII. THE LEGACY OF THE PAST7. J G A Pocock: Theory in History: Problems of Context and Narrative8. Jill Frank: The Political Theory of Classical Greece9. Eric Nelson: Republican Visions10. Jane Bennett: Modernity and its Critics11. James Farr: The History of Political Thought, as Disciplinary GenreIII. POLITICAL THEORY IN THE WORLD12. Richarad Bellamy: The Challenge of European Union13. Daniel A Bell: East Asia and the West: The Impact of Confucianism on Anglo-American Political Thought14. Ronald J Schmidt Jr: In the Beginning all the World was America: American Exceptionalism in New Contexts15. Roxanne L Euben: Changing Interpretations of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Political TheoryIV. STATE AND PEOPLE16. Shannon Stimson: Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law17. John Ferejohn and Pasquale Pasquino: Emergency Powers18. Margaret Canovan: The People19. Simone Chambers and Jeffrey Kopstein: Civil Society and State20. Mark E Warren: Democracy and the State21. Michael Saward: Democracy and Citizenship: Expanding DomainsV. JUSTICE, EQUALITY, AND FREEDOM22. Susan Mendus: Impartiality23. Serena Olsaretti: Justice, Luck, and Desert24. Patchen Markell: Recognition and Redistribution25. Judith Squires: Equality and Difference26. Andrew Williams: Liberty, Equality, and Property27. Duncan Ivison: Historical InjusticeVI. PLURALISM, MULTICULTURALISM, AND NATIONALISM28. David Miller: Nationalism29. Jeffrey Spinner-Halev: Multiculturalism and its Critics30. Anna Elisabetta Galeotti: Identity, Difference, Toleration31. Chandran Kukathas: Moral Universalism and Cultural DifferenceVII. CLAIMS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT32. Jack Donnelly: Human Rights33. Chris Brown: From International to Gloabl Justice?34. Rajeev Bhargava: Political Secularism35. Paul Gilroy: Multi-Culturalism and Post-ColonialismVIII. THE BODY POLITIC36. Moria Gatens: Politicizing the Body: Property, Contract, and Rights37. Beate Roessler: New Ways of Thinking About Privacy38. Cecile Fabre: New Technologies of the Body39. James M Glass: Paranoia and Political PhilosophyIX. TESTING THE BOUNDARIES40. Jodi Dean: Political Theory and Cultural Studies41. John M Meyer: Political Theory and the Environment42. Stephen L Elkin: Political Theory and Political Economy43. Christine Helliwell and Barry Hindess: Political Theory and Social TheoryX. OLD AND NEW44. William E Connolly: Then and Now: Participant-Observation in Political Theory45. Arlene W Saxonhouse: Exile and Re-Entry: Political Theory Yesterday and Tomorrow

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`'Under the general editorship of Robert E. Goodin, a large group of intellectually attractive authors has charted the entire field of political science in an unbiased multi-paradigmatic way. Minerva's owl would make a nice logo for this monumental collective work of the Oxford Handbooks: whatmoves us forward is looking back at what we know.' 'Claus Offe, Professor of Political Science, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and Institute for Social Science, Humboldt University, Berlin.