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History of Western Political Thought (2nd Edition)

A Thematic Introduction

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16 March 2017

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Originally published under the title History of Political Thought, this innovative text provides a broad-ranging thematic introduction to the Western tradition of political thought. It reviews the contributions of a wide...

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Originally published under the title History of Political Thought, this innovative text provides a broad-ranging thematic introduction to the Western tradition of political thought. It reviews the contributions of a wide range of theorists to the key themes of the ends of politics, the location, exercise and justification for challenging or obeying political authority. The second edition has been revised and updated throughout with more extended coverage of key thinkers and updated coverage of key contemporary debates.

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  • A substantially revised and expanded new edition of a highly regarded text by a leading political theorist
  • Provides an up to date overview for students of a key topic in political theory as well as making its own original contribution to the debate
  • Broad range of theories covered in this single volume

Introduction.- PART I: THE ENDS OF POLITICS.- Politics and Order.- Politics and Virtue.- Politics and Freedom.- PART II: THE LOCATION OF POLITICAL AUTHORITY: WHO SHOULD RULE?.- Rule by a Single Person.- The Rule of the Few.- The Rule of the Many.- PART III: THE EXERCISE OF POLITICAL AUTHORITY.- The Sanctions of 'Nature'.- Mixed Government, Balanced Constitutions and the Separation of Powers.- Absolute Government.- The Rule of Law and Rule-Bound Orders.- PART IV: CHALLENGING POLITICAL AUTHORITY.- Resisting Unjust Rulers.- Revolutionary Political Thought.- Theories of Civil Disobedience and Non-Violent Resistance to Political Authority.- Conclusion: Some Contemporary Themes

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JOHN MORROWis Professor of Political Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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JOHN MORROWis Professor of Political Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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