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ISBN: 9780199270033

Published: 27 Aug 06

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Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. Each volume focuses on a particular part of the discipline, with volumes on Public Policy, Political Theory, Political Economy, Contextual Political Analysis, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Law and Politics, Political Behavior, Political Institutions, and Political Methodology. The project as a whole is under the General Editorship of Robert E. Goodin, with each volume being edited by a distinguished international group of specialists in their respective fields. The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point of reference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines. Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Close textual analysis of historical texts sits alongside more analytical work on the nature and normative grounds of political values. Continental and post-modern influences jostle with ones from economics, history, sociology, and the law. Feminist concerns with embodiment make us look at old problems in new ways, and challenges of new technologies open whole new vistas for political theory. This Handbook provides comprehensive and critical coverage of the lively and contested field of political theory, and will help set the agenda for the field for years to come. 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.
Introduction, John S Dryzek, Bonnie Honig, and Anne Philips I. CONTEMPORARY CURRENTS 1. Justice After Rawls, Richard Arneson 2. Power After Foucault, Wendy Brown 3. Critical Theory Beyond Habermas, William E Scheuerman 4. Feminist Theory and the Canon of Political Thought, Linda Zerilli 5. After the Linguistic Turn: Poststructuralist and Liberal Pragmatist Political Theory, Paul Patton 6. The Pluralist Imagination, David Schlosberg II. THE LEGACY OF THE PAST 7. Theory in History: Problems of Context and Narrative, J G A Pocock 8. The Political Theory of Classical Greece, Jill Frank 9. Republican Visions, Eric Nelson 10. Modernity and its Critics, Jane Bennett 11. The History of Political Thought, as Disciplinary Genre, James Farr III. POLITICAL THEORY IN THE WORLD 12. The Challenge of European Union, Richarad Bellamy 13. East Asia and the West: The Impact of Confucianism on Anglo-American Political Thought, Daniel A Bell 14. In the Beginning all the World was America: American Exceptionalism in New Contexts, Ronald J Schmidt Jr 15. Changing Interpretations of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Political Theory, Roxanne L Euben IV. STATE AND PEOPLE 16. Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law, Shannon Stimson 17. Emergency Powers, John Ferejohn and Pasquale Pasquino 18. The People, Margaret Canovan 19. Civil Society and State, Simone Chambers and Jeffrey Kopstein 20. Democracy and the State, Mark E Warren 21. Democracy and Citizenship: Expanding Domains, Michael Saward V. JUSTICE, EQUALITY, AND FREEDOM 22. Impartiality, Susan Mendus 23. Justice, Luck, and Desert, Serena Olsaretti 24. Recognition and Redistribution, Patchen Markell 25. Equality and Difference, Judith Squires 26. Liberty, Equality, and Property, Andrew Williams 27. Historical Injustice, Duncan Ivison VI. PLURALISM, MULTICULTURALISM, AND NATIONALISM 28. Nationalism, David Miller 29. Multiculturalism and its Critics, Jeffrey Spinner-Halev 30. Identity, Difference, Toleration, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti 31. Moral Universalism and Cultural Difference, Chandran Kukathas VII. CLAIMS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT 32. Human Rights, Jack Donnelly 33. From International to Gloabl Justice?, Chris Brown 34. Political Secularism, Rajeev Bhargava 35. Multi-Culturalism and Post-Colonialism, Paul Gilroy VIII. THE BODY POLITIC 36. Politicizing the Body: Property, Contract, and Rights, Moria Gatens 37. New Ways of Thinking About Privacy, Beate Roessler 38. New Technologies of the Body, Cecile Fabre 39. Paranoia and Political Philosophy, James M Glass IX. TESTING THE BOUNDARIES 40. Political Theory and Cultural Studies, Jodi Dean 41. Political Theory and the Environment, John M Meyer 42. Political Theory and Political Economy, Stephen L Elkin 43. Political Theory and Social Theory, Christine Helliwell and Barry Hindess X. OLD AND NEW 44. Then and Now: Participant-Observation in Political Theory, William E Connolly 45. Exile and Re-Entry: Political Theory Yesterday and Tomorrow, Arlene W Saxonhouse