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Political concepts

Edited by Richard Bellamy and Andrew Mason

Political concepts

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5909-4
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: April 2003
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Political science & theory, POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory, Political science & theory, Politics

Description

Offers a sophisticated analysis of central political concepts in the light of recent debates in political theory. Introduces students to some of the main interpretations of key political conceps highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Tackles the principle concepts employed to justify any policy or institution and examines the main domestic purposes and functions of the state. Examines the relationship between state and civil society and finally looks beyond the state to issues of global concern and inter-state relations. Studies the relationship between state and civil society and finally looks beyond the state to issues of global concern and inter-state relations.

Contents

Introduction (Richard Bellamy and Andrew Mason)
1. Liberty (Ian Carter)
2. Rights: Their basis and limits (Catriona McKinnon)
3. Social Justice: the Place of Equal Opportunity (Andrew Mason)
4. Political obligation (Rex Martin)
5. Nationalism and the State (Ciarán O'Kelly)
6. Crime and punishment (Emilio Santoro)
7. Welfare and social exclusion (Bill Jordan)
8. Legitimacy (Alan Cromartie)
9. Democracy (David Owen)
10. The rule of law (Richard Bellamy)
11. Public and private (Judith Squires)
12. Community: Individuals acting together (Keith Graham)
13. Multiculturalism (Jonathan Seglow)
14. Gender (Terrell Carver)
15. Green political theory (Andrew Vincent)
16. International justice (David Boucher)
17. Just War (Anthony Coates)
Bibliography

Editors

Richard Bellamy is Professor of Government at the University of Essex. Andrew Mason is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton

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