The Rise and Fall of Economic Justice and Other Essays: Reissue

Paperback | April 5, 2013

byC. B. Macpherson

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In his final book, one of the giants of twentieth-century political philosophy returns to his key themes of state, class, and property as well as such contemporary questions as economic justice, human rights, and the nature of industrial democracy. Macpherson not only re-examines historicalissues dealt with in his earlier works, such as the impact of Hobbes's economic assumptions on his political theories, but assesses the problematic future of democracy in a market society. This new edition includes an introduction by Frank Cunningham that places the book in the broader context ofMacpherson's work.

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In his final book, one of the giants of twentieth-century political philosophy returns to his key themes of state, class, and property as well as such contemporary questions as economic justice, human rights, and the nature of industrial democracy. Macpherson not only re-examines historicalissues dealt with in his earlier works, such a...

C.B. Macpherson (1911-1987) was professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Widely regarded as Canada's pre-eminent political theorist of the twentieth century, he was the author of numerous books, including The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy, The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke, and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.44 inPublished:April 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019900837X

ISBN - 13:9780199008377

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Frank Cunningham: Introduction to the Wynford EditionBiographical NotePrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Rise and Fall of Economic Justice2. Problems of Human Rights in the Late Twentieth Century3. The Prospects of Economic and Industrial Democracy4. Liberalism as Trade-offs5. Do We Need a Theory of the State?6. Human Rights as Property Rights7. Property as Means or End8. Pluralism, Individualism, and Participation9. Pluralism, Individualism, and Participation10. Democracy, Utopian and Scientific11. Hobbes's Political Economy12. Hampsher-Monk's LevellersIndex

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"Macpherson does democratic theory as excitingly as it has been done for several decades. Both those who have followed the previous trajectory of his work and those to whom it is unfamiliar can only benefit from a reading of these essays." --Philip Green, American Political Science Review