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The Problem Of Political Authority

Pub Date : 2012-10-29 | Author : Michael Huemer | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781137281647
ISBN 13 : 1137281642

Modern states commonly deploy coercion in a wide array of circumstances in which the resort to force would clearly be wrong for any private agent. What entitles the state to behave..


Political Theory Today

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : David Held | Publisher : Stanford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0804718989
ISBN 13 : 9780804718981

What is the proper subject matter for political theory? Uncertainty about the most appropriate way of answering these questions provides the key rationales for this volume: to prov..


The History Of Political Theory And Other Essays

Pub Date : 1996 | Author : John Dunn | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521497841
ISBN 13 : 9780521497848

In this collection of recent essays (several appearing in English for the first time), John Dunn brings his penetrating insight to a wide range of political issues. He argues for t..


Political Realism In Apocalyptic Times

Pub Date : 2017-12-28 | Author : Alison McQueen | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781107152397
ISBN 13 : 1107152399

From climate change to nuclear war to the rise of demagogic populists, our world is shaped by doomsday expectations. In this path-breaking book, Alison McQueen shows why three of h..


Political Hypocrisy

Pub Date : 2009-02-09 | Author : David Runciman | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 1400828198
ISBN 13 : 9781400828197

What kind of hypocrite should voters choose as their next leader? The question seems utterly cynical. But, as David Runciman suggests, it is actually much more cynical to pretend t..


Not By Reason Alone

Pub Date : 1996-10-01 | Author : Joshua Mitchell | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226532224
ISBN 13 : 9780226532226

Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, Not by Reason Alone creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought. Where most accounts assume..