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The Oxford handbook of political theory /
edited by John S. Dryzek, Bonnie Honig and Anne Phillips.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
description
xiii, 883 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0199270031 (hbk.)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
isbn
0199270031 (hbk.)
catalogue key
5957120
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A paramount effort coordinated by Robert Goodin for Oxford University Press has produced an impressive set of ten volumes about the state of the discipline, the Oxford Handbook of Political Science, which has become an instant must.
"Judging from the editors, contributors, and topics covered, the forthcoming Oxford Handbooks of Political Science will be a landmark series. I was especially impressed by the range of the volume on political institutions - including international institutions as well as a whole variety of domestic ones. The contributors to this and other volumes are first-rate. This is a series that not only university libraries, but more specialized social science and political science libraries, will want to have on their shelves."--Robert O. Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University "This extraordinary series offers 'state of the art' assessments that instruct, engage, and provoke. Both synoptic and directive, the fine essays across these superbly edited volumes reflect the ambitions and diversity of political science. No one who is immersed in the discipline's controversies and possibilities should miss the intellectual stimulation and critical appraisal these works so powerfully provide."--Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University
"Judging from the editors, contributors, and topics covered, the forthcomingOxford Handbooks of Political Sciencewill be a landmark series. I was especially impressed by the range of the volume on political institutions - including international institutions as well as a whole variety of domestic ones. The contributors to this and other volumes are first-rate. This is a series that not only university libraries, but more specialized social science and political science libraries, will want to have on their shelves."--Robert O. Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University "This extraordinary series offers 'state of the art' assessments that instruct, engage, and provoke. Both synoptic and directive, the fine essays across these superbly edited volumes reflect the ambitions and diversity of political science. No one who is immersed in the discipline's controversies and possibilities should miss the intellectual stimulation and critical appraisal these works so powerfully provide."--Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University "This is a unique and impressive set of analyses about scholarship in political theory. It is comprehensive, as we would expect. Beyond that, it is remarkably creative in the way that Dryzek, Honig and Phillips have organized categories, and it includes much overdue reference to scholarship on non-Western and postcolonial thought."--Iris Marion Young, Late Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago
Judging from the editors, contributors, and topics covered, the forthcoming Oxford Handbooks of Political Science will be a landmark series...This is a series that not only university libraries, but more specialized social science and political science libraries, will want to have on their shelves
Spanning all of the major substantive areas and approaches in modern political science, this blockbuster set is a must-have for scholars and students alike. Each volume is crafted by a distinguished set of editors who have assembled critical, comprehensive, essays to survey accumulated knowledge and emerging issues in the study of politics. These volumes will help to shape the discipline for many years to come.
This extraordinary series offers 'state of the art' assessments that instruct, engage, and provoke. Both synoptic and directive, the fine essays across these superbly edited volumes reflect the ambitions and diversity of political science. No one who is immersed in the discipline's controversies and possibilities should miss the intellectual stimulation and critical appraisal these works so powerfully provide.
This is a unique and impressive set of analyses about scholarship in political theory. It is comprehensive, as we would expect. Beyond that, it is remarkably creative in the way that Dryzek, Honig and Phillips have organized categories, and it includes much overdue reference to scholarship on non-Western and postcolonial thought.
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: what moves us forward is looking back at what we know.
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This text serves as a guide to the state of political science and features contributions from major international scholars. It provides a point of reference for anyone working in political theory and focuses on a particular aspects of the discipline, including public policy, political economy and more.
Long Description
The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This volume, The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory, 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. Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Forty-five chapters by distinguished political theorists look at the state of the field, where it has been in the recent past, 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.
Main Description
The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. Each volume focuses on a particular part of the discipline, with volumes on Public Policy, Political Theory, PoliticalEconomy, Contextual Political Analysis, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Law and Politics, Political Behavior, Political Institutions, and Political Methodology. The project as a whole is under the General Editorship of Robert E. Goodin, with each volume being edited by a distinguishedinternational group of specialists in their respective fields. The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point of reference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines. 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Contemporary Currents
Justice After Rawls
Power After Foucault
Critical Theory Beyond Habermas
Feminist Theory and the Canon of Political Thought
After the Linguistic Turn: Poststructuralist and Liberal Pragmatist Political Theory
The Pluralist Imagination
The Legacy Of The Past: Contending Interpretations
Theory in History: Problems of Context and Narrative
The Political Theory of Classical Greece
Republican Visions
Modernity and its Critics
The History of Political Thought, as Disciplinary Genre
Political Theory In The World
The Challenge of European Union
East Asia and the West: The Impact of Confucianism on Anglo-American Political Thought
In the Beginning all the World was America: American Exceptionalism in New Contexts
Changing Interpretations of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Political Theory
State And People
Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law
Emergency Powers
The People
Civil Society and State
Democracy and the State
Democracy and Citizenship: Expanding Domains
Justice, Equality, And Freedom
ImPartiality
Justice, Luck, and Desert
Recognition and Redistribution
Equality and Difference
Liberty, Equality, and Property
Historical Injustice
Pluralism, Multiculturalism, And Nationalism
Nationalism
Multiculturalism and its Critics
Identity, Difference, Toleration
Moral Universalism and Cultural Difference
Claims In A Global Context
Human Rights
From International to Gloabl Justice?
Political Secularism
Multi-Culturalism and Post-Colonialism
The Body Politic
Politicizing the Body: Property, Contract, and Rights
New Ways of Thinking About Privacy
New Technologies of the Body
Paranoia and Political Philosophy
Testing The Boundaries
Political Theory and Cultural Studies
Political Theory and the Environment
Political Theory and Political Economy
Political Theory and Social Theory
Old And New
Then and Now: Participant-Observation in Political Theory
Exile and Re-Entry: Political Theory Yesterday and Tomorrow
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