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The history of political theory and other essays

Author: John Dunn
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these essays John Dunn brings his penetrative insight to a wide range of political issues, encompassing historical perspectives, central concepts of political theory, and contemporary problems.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: estudio
Historia
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Dunn
ISBN: 0521497841 9780521497848 0521497078 9780521497077
OCLC Number: 431493140
Description: XIII, 235 p. 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The history of political theory; 3. Contractualism; 4. Political obligation; 5. Trust; 6. The claim to freedom of conscience: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of worship?; 7. Property, justice and common good after socialism; 8. The dilemma of humanitarian intervention: the executive power of the Law of Nature after God; 9. Specifying and understanding racism; 10. Political science, political theory, and policymaking in an interdependent world; 11. Democracy: the politics of making, defending and exemplifying community: Europe 1992; 12. Is there a contemporary crisis of the nation state?; 13. Political and economic obstacles to rapid collective learning; 14. The heritage and future of the European left.
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