The Routledge dictionary of twentieth-century political thinkers /
edited by Robert Benewick and Philip Green.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
xvii, 244 p. ; 24 cm.
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London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
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Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-09:
The premise of this new guide to 20th-century political thinkers is that "most people identify an idea, concept or system of thought with a particular individual." The 165 signed articles are thoughtful, clear, and free from excessive jargon. Each article is followed by cross-references and selected bibliographies of primary and secondary works. Less comprehensive than the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought (1987), this dictionary is more up-to-date. The editors pride themselves on their coverage of nonwestern (African, Asian, and Latin America) and feminist thinkers. "Political thinker" is defined broadly to include not only traditional political philosophers, but also some political activists, economists, psychologists, sociologists, and writers (e.g., Olive Schreiner, G.B. Shaw, Virginia Woolf). A strong interest in socialist and Marxist theory is evident, but nonleftist thinkers like Ayn Rand and Leo Strauss also receive their due. A useful, somewhat revisionist supplement to other sources on contemporary political thought. All levels. J. M. Alexander; Northwestern University
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