This work serves as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary political theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories & the theorists behind them, presenting the theories in the context needed to understand both strengths & weaknesses.
This comprehensive work traces the evolution of political theories, concepts, research frameworks, and political practices from across the world. The encylopedia reflects a wide range of concepts and frameworks, both Western and non-Western, national and international. It supports all of the core undergraduate courses in political science: American government, comparative politics, international relations, public policy, public administration, political behavior, political theory, and political science methods.
Offers an investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. Divided into three sections: history of ideology and ideology studies, contemporary theories of ideology, and ideological families and traditions.
This volume includes 22 new pieces by leaders in the field on both perennial and emerging topics of keen interest to contemporary political philosophers. In addition to longstanding issues such as Authority, Equality, and Freedom, and Democracy, there are articles on less classical topics such as Race, Historical Injustice, Deliberation, Money and Politics, Global Justice, and Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory.
This handbook provides comprehensive and critical coverage of the field of political theory. 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.