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Shoring Up Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the initial critique of justice‐based political theory. This critical movement was not so much a resistance to the idea of justice as to its Universalist pretensions. An attempt was thus ... More


Theorizing About Conservative Ideology

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Both conservatism and liberalism have, on one dimension, been accorded similar treatment by some of the salient schools of ideological analysis, in that they have been denied the status of a fully ... More


Introduction

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Begins by giving an outline of the idea of trusteeship as presented by P. H. Kerr, and then as viewed against a background of the opposite idea—that of liberty, as considered by J. S. Mill. It states ... More


: Visions of Freedom: The Response to Totalitarianism

Noël O’Sullivan

in The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262948
eISBN:
9780191734762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262948.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers four of the most influential visions that characterized the response to totalitarianism, and in particular the various concepts of limit they provide, since those are the basis ... More


Conclusion

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

The chapters in this book identify leitmotifs in Conservative thought which enable one to answer the question ‘What is Conservatism?’ This answer confirms and builds upon arguments developed by ... More


Rechtsstaat, Rule of Law, l'Etat de droit

Martin Loughlin

in Foundations of Public Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256853
eISBN:
9780191594267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256853.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the origins of the various articulations of the general expression of the ‘rule of law’ in English, German, and French legal thought. It shows that the role performed by this ... More


A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation

Gary Browning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199682287
eISBN:
9780191833311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682287.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How are we to understand past political thinkers? Is it a matter simply of reading their texts again and again? Do we have to relate past texts of political thought to the contexts in which ideas ... More


Tocqueville’s America

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


Friendship as a Family of Practices

P.E. Digeser

in Friendship Reconsidered: What It Means and How It Matters to Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174343
eISBN:
9780231542111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Sets out what it means for friendship to be understood as a set of social practices that bear a family resemblance to one another. The core of the argument responds to objections to friendship as a ... More


Instrumental politics

Arthur Aughey

in The British question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083402
eISBN:
9781781704899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083402.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores another conceptual distinction between instrumental and non-instrumental understandings of the United Kingdom. It takes issue with McLean and McMillan's distinction between ... More


Oakeshott, Collingwood, and the Historical Turn

Gary Browning

in A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199682287
eISBN:
9780191833311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682287.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Key aspects of the thought of Collingwood and Oakeshott are set out. Collingwood and Oakeshott reject a teleological conception of history, respecting the autonomy of historical understanding and the ... More


Hobbes: The Politics of Absolutism

Gary Browning

in A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199682287
eISBN:
9780191833311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682287.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Hobbes is an eminent political philosopher who responded to circumstances in developing a systematic philosophical understanding of the conditions of sovereignty and the establishment of central ... More


Michael Oakeshott and the Conservative Disposition in Tax Law

Dominic de Cogan

in Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198798439
eISBN:
9780191839436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798439.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Company and Commercial Law

The UK tax system is one of the most complex in the world, but also seems to be stubbornly resistant to reform. This is exasperating for tax theorists, but an exploration of the writings of Michael ... More


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