- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- ECPR Press
- Reeve, Andrew
- black & white illustrations
- 228 x 158 x 6 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 204 g
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Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Marx
Jack Lively, Andrew Reeve
This anthology offers students a carefully edited selection of the most influential and enduring interpretations of key political theorists. There are sections on Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, Mill and Marx. Each section includes classi...
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Jack Lively's central concerns in political theory were the study of Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment thought, in particular the study of democracy, and the defence of liberal values of rational political engagement and ameliorative social policy. Political theory was to be pursued by combining political realism with moral seriousness. He wished to resist (once?) fashionable ideas about the death of liberalism, the impossibility of rational political discourse, and the allegedly crippling relativity of morality.
contents NEW INTRODUCTION: By Andrew Reeve 1 CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 13 CHAPTER TWO: THE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY 18 The Majority Principle 19 The extent of citizenship 19 Majority decision 21 Political equality 31 The Rule of the People 32 Possible requirements of popular rule 32 Insufficient requirements 34 Responsible government 41 Conclusion 45 CHAPTER THREE: THEORIES OF DEMOCRACY 49 Classification or Ideal Types 49 Empirical Generalizations 54 The conditions of democracy 55 The explanatory value of empirical theory 62 The normative content of empirical theory 64 Deductive Models 73 An economic theory of democracy 73 Economic theory as a recommendatory theory 75 Economic theory as an explanatory theory 80 Explanations of elections 84 Utopian Schemes 87 CHAPTER FOUR: THE ENDS OF DEMOCRACY 90 The General Interest 90 The Common Good 95 Liberty 100 Participation 103 CHAPTER FIVE: CONCLUSION 115 INDEX 119