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Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Bernard Crick and Andrew Lockyer (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638666
eISBN:
9780748671939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book gathers a group of political actors and academics who believe that a radically more active citizenship is a worthy aim. They spell out how it can be achieved in their particular area of ... More


The Politics of Postanarchism

Saul Newman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634958
eISBN:
9780748652846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634958.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

What is the relevance of anarchist thought for politics and political theory today? While many have dismissed anarchism in the past, the author of this book contends that its heretical critique of ... More


Luck Egalitarianism: Equality, Responsibility, and Justice

Carl Knight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638697
eISBN:
9780748652815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638697.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How far does our responsibility for one another's well-being extend? At what point, if ever, is each person be responsible for success or failure in running their own life? How should we decide which ... More


A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland: The Political Economy of Constitutional Change

Michael Keating (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416429
eISBN:
9781474435185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The ambition of the Scottish Government is to create a wealthier and fairer nation. There is evidence that economic growth and social inclusion are not conflicting aims but are complementary. ... More


Just Enough: Sufficiency As a Demand of Justice

Liam Shields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748691869
eISBN:
9781474427029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691869.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Whether people in some society are able to secure enough food, healthcare or education seems to be an important way of assessing that society. However, as a philosophical ideal sufficiency faces many ... More


British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

Lasse Thomassen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422659
eISBN:
9781474435284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422659.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

What is the connection between inclusion, exclusion and identity? This book argues that the politics of inclusion and identity should be studied as struggles over the representations of the ... More


The State and the Politics of Truth: Alain Badiou

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces Alain Badiou's attitude to and his role within current political philosophy. It argues that Badiou can legitimately be located within the group of post-foundational theorists ... More


Theories of citizenship: feminism and multiculturalism

Michael Lister

in Citizenship in Contemporary Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633418
eISBN:
9780748671977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633418.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In addition to the classical theories of citizenship there are some critical theories of citizenship, which are orientated around the issues of identity, difference and inclusion/exclusion. Despite ... More


President Bush and the Economy

Graham Wilson

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President George W. Bush left office with the United States and the world economies in a catastrophic condition. Millions of Americans lost their homes in mortgage foreclosures, the stock market fell ... More


Introduction

Andrew Lockyer

in Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638666
eISBN:
9780748671939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book explores civic republicanism and citizenship, active citizenship and Britain's Labour Party, and the sharing of power between the people of Scotland, the legislators and the Scottish ... More


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