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Clausewitz's Puzzle: The Political Theory of War

Andreas Herberg-Rothe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199202690
eISBN:
9780191707834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202690.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book argues that Clausewitz developed a wide-ranging political theory of war by reflecting not only on the success, but also on the limitations and the failure of Napoleon's method of waging ... More


Welfare in the Kantian State

Alexander Kaufman

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294672
eISBN:
9780191599637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294670.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Kant's theory of justice continues to exert a powerful influence on contemporary discussions of justice and equality. Modern theorists disagree, however, regarding the implications of Kant's theory ... More


Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change

Steve Vanderheiden

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195334609
eISBN:
9780199868759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334609.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When policies of or activities within one country and generation cause deleterious consequences for those of other nations and later generations, they can constitute serious injustices. Hence, ... More


We Have a Firm Foundation

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:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Explores the generic foundations of political theory in the twentieth century. It sorts and analyses the overarching perceptions of the political theory, at a broad level of generality, during the ... More


Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Terence Ball

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The book—the second volume of my trilogy Political Theory and the Human Sciences—is divided into two sections. The first and shorter section (Chs. 1 and 2) deals with methodological and interpretive ... More


Care Theory and Domestic Politics

Daniel Engster

in The Heart of Justice: Care ethics and Political Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199214358
eISBN:
9780191706684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214358.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Care theorists have described a number of elements of a political theory of caring, but have not fully elaborated the basic political institutions and policies of a caring society. This chapter takes ... More


The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Brent Waters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book provides a critical and constructive overview of historic and contemporary themes on the family in Christian social and political thought. The principal historic sources examined include ... More


A New Handbook of Political Science

Robert E. Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes contributions from over 40 political scientists from around the world and surveys developments in the discipline over the past 20 years. Discusses each of the main sub‐disciplines: political ... More


The Multiculturalism of Fear

Jacob T. Levy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This work argues for a liberal account of multiculturalism, which draws on a liberalism of fear, like that articulated by Judith Shklar and inspired by Montesquieu. Liberalism should not be centrally ... More


Constitutional Environmental Rights

Tim Hayward

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278688
eISBN:
9780191602757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278687.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book shows why a fundamental right to an adequate environment ought to be provided in the constitution of any modern democratic state. Explains why the right to an environment adequate for one’s ... More


Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Wayne Norman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book addresses some of the special challenges that arise when two or more national communities share the same (multinational) state. As a work in normative political philosophy, its principal ... More


The Missing State in Postwar American Political Thought

Desmond King and Marc Stears

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines in detail which fundamental features of postwar American political theory facilitated a disregard of the central agency of political life: the state. The chapter presents two ... More


The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

David P. Gauthier

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents the most plausible reading of Thomas Hobbes's moral and political theory based on his book, Leviathan. Hobbes constructs a political theory that bases unlimited political authority ... More


Foundations Shaken but Not Stirred

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:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the advent of logical positivism, the development of conceptual analysis, ordinary language philosophy, the so‐called death of political theory, the impact of linguistic philosophy and the ... More


The Nature of Political Theory

Andrew Vincent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a controversial book that challenges established views of contemporary political theory. It offers a synoptic, critical, and comparative analysis of the widely different accounts of how the ... More


Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?: Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe

Will Kymlicka and Magda Opalski (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199248155
eISBN:
9780191602955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924815X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores recent work by Western liberal theorists on ethnocultural pluralism, and shows Western liberals that conventional ways of distinguishing between ethnic relations in the East and ... More


Whither Political Theory?

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces the history of several trends and tendencies in political theory in the latter half of the twentieth century. It begins with the announcement of the `death’ of political theory ... More


Political Theory: An Overview

Iris Marion Young

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Traces the developments in contemporary political theory of the last 20 years in the politicization of the social. Six major trends are analysed. The debate around social justice is a disagreement ... More


Political Liberalism and Contextualism

Alan Thomas

in Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198250173
eISBN:
9780191604072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250177.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter puts contextualism to work in analyzing Rawlsian liberalism. Political Liberalism marked a shift in focus in Rawls’s project from the presentation of a conception of justice and its ... More


Actual Contract Theory: Attractions

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The best-known theory of political obligation is actual contract theory: a political society is founded on an agreement, and the parties to the agreement — now the members of the society — are ... More


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