This text offers a fresh approach to studying social and political theory. It combines specially selected extracts from political classics with essays offering a commentary upon them. The reader is drawn into a dialogue with the Western political tradition's principal thinkers, whose ideas provide a common currency in which to debate the problems facing modern societies. Each of the 12 chapters combines extracts for two (or in one case three) political philosophers on a key political concept with a commentary essay. Each chapter explains the key concepts of political debate, and the historical contexts which led the thinkers to their different understandings of the nature of society.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm
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