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Putting ideas to work : a practical introduction to political thought

Author: Mark Mattern
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006.
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"In this innovative new text, Mark Mattern offers a unique alternative to the traditional approaches to the study and teaching of political philosophy. Rather than approaching it solely as a world of abstractions, Putting Ideas to Work emphasizes its practical task. Political ideas drawn from historical and analytical political philosophy are used to help rethink current public problems and imagine potential  Read more...
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Mattern, Mark, 1954-
Putting ideas to work.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006
(OCoLC)605931719
Online version:
Mattern, Mark, 1954-
Putting ideas to work.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006
(OCoLC)607667060
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mattern
ISBN: 0742548899 9780742548893 0742548902 9780742548909
OCLC Number: 62755560
Description: xiii, 459 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. The individual and the community --
1. Radical individualism and the tragedy of the commons --
2. Democratic community --
pt. II. Freedom and equality --
3. Radical inequality and its roots --
4. More freedom and equality? --
pt. III. Justice and political order --
5. Thrasymachus was right --
6. No peace without justice --
pt. IV. Democracy and capitalism --
7. An unhappy marriage --
8. Democracy as a way of life --
pt. V. Power and citizenship --
9. Power and the disappearing citizen --
10. Power and the revival of citizenship.
Responsibility: Mark Mattern.
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