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    Kari Palonen (2002). The History of Concepts as a Style of Political Theorizing Quentin Skinner's and Reinhart Koselleck's Subversion of Normative Political Theory. European Journal of Political Theory 1 (1):91-106.
    The history of concepts has partly replaced the older style of the `history of ideas' and can be extended to a critique of normative political theory and, thereby, understood as an indirect style of political theorizing. A common feature in Quentin Skinner's and Reinhart Koselleck's writings lies in their critique of the unhistorical and depoliticizing use of concepts. This concerns especially the classical contractarian theories, and both authors remark that this still holds for work by their (...)
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  2. Enzo Rossi & Matt Sleat (2014). Realism in Normative Political Theory. Philosophy Compass 9 (10):689-701.
    This paper provides a critical overview of the realist current in contemporary political philosophy. We define political realism on the basis of its attempt to give varying degrees of autonomy to politics as a sphere of human activity, in large part through its exploration of the sources of normativity appropriate for the political and so distinguish sharply between political realism and non-ideal theory. We then identify and discuss four key arguments advanced by political realists: (...)
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    Simon Cushing, Reaching for My Gun: Why We Shouldn't Hear the Word "Culture" in Normative Political Theory. 1st Global Conference: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging.
    Culture is a notoriously elusive concept. This fact has done nothing to hinder its popularity in contemporary analytic political philosophy among writers like John Rawls, Will Kymlicka, Michael Walzer, David Miller, Iris Marion Young, Joseph Raz, Avishai Margalit and Bikhu Parekh, among many others. However, this should stop, both for the metaphysical reason that the concept of culture, like that of race, is itself either incoherent or lacking a referent in reality, and for several normative reasons. I focus (...)
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  4. Christian List & Laura Valentini (forthcoming). The Methodology of Political Theory. In Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology. Oxford University Press
    Political theory, sometimes also called “normative political theory”, is a subfield of the disciplines of philosophy and political science that addresses conceptual, normative, and evaluative questions concerning politics and society, broadly construed. Examples are: When is a society just? What does it mean for its members to be free? When is one distribution of goods socially preferable to another? What makes a political authority legitimate? How should we trade off different values, such (...)
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  5. Fred M. Frohock (1974). Normative Political Theory. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
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    David Edward Rose (2008). Vichian Normative Political Theory. New Vico Studies 26:75-102.
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    Enzo Rossi & Matt Sleat (2014). Teaching and Learning Guide For: Realism in Normative Political Theory. Philosophy Compass 9 (10):741-744.
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    Roland Pierik (2011). Because It is Normative, Stupid! On the Role of Political Theory in Political Science. Res Publica 53 (1):9-29.
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    Martin A. Bertman (forthcoming). Any Important Concept Within a Political Theory has a Systematic Connection with Other Concepts, Methodological and Normative Ones. Theoretical Order Provides a Measurement for Actual Political Conditions and an Agenda for Political Transformation. Inevitably, There is a Hiatus Between Theory and Fact. Nevertheless, a Proper Theory Provides a Sturdy General Account of Empirical Political Conditions and an Estimate of Human Capacity; in Addition, as an Agenda, Theory Provides a Basis for Moving Political Conditions by the Ingenuity of Statecraft. [REVIEW] Philosophical Frontiers: Essays and Emerging Thoughts.
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    Steve Vanderheiden (2008). Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change. Oxford University Press.
    When the policies and activities of one country or generation harm both other nations and later generations, they constitute serious injustices. Recognizing the broad threat posed by anthropogenic climate change, advocates for an international climate policy development process have expressly aimed to mitigate this pressing contemporary environmental threat in a manner that promotes justice. Yet, while making justice a primary objective of global climate policy has been the movement's noblest aspiration, it remains an onerous challenge for policymakers. -/- Atmospheric (...)
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    Thomas McCarthy & Andrea León Montero (2005). Political Philosophy and Rational Injustice: From Normative to Critical Theory. Estudios de Filosofía 31:9-26.
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    Charles W. Anderson (1981). Book Review:Welfare and Planning: An Analysis of Capitalism Versus Socialism. Heinz Kohler; The Discretionary Economy: A Normative Theory of Political Economy. Marc R. Tool; The Conservative Economic World View. Benjamin Ward; The Liberal Economic World View. Benjamin Ward; The Radical Economic World View. Benjamin Ward. [REVIEW] Ethics 91 (4):675-.
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  13. Enzo Rossi (2010). Reality and Imagination in Political Theory and Practice: On Raymond Geuss’s Realism. [REVIEW] European Journal of Political Theory 9 (4):504-512.
    Can political theory be action-guiding without relying on pre-political normative commitments? I answer that question affirmatively by unpacking two related tenets of Raymond Geuss’ political realism: the view that political philosophy should not be a branch of ethics, and the ensuing empirically-informed conception of legitimacy. I argue that the former idea can be made sense of by reference to Hobbes’ account of authorization, and that realist legitimacy can be normatively salient in so far (...)
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    J. Horton (2010). Realism, Liberal Moralism and a Political Theory of Modus Vivendi. European Journal of Political Theory 9 (4):431-448.
    This article sets out some of the key features of a realist critique of liberal moralism, identifying descriptive inadequacy and normative irrelevance as the two fundamental lines of criticism. It then sketches an outline of a political theory of modus vivendi as an alternative, realist approach to political theory. On this account a modus vivendi should be understood as any political settlement that involves the preservation of peace and security and is generally acceptable to (...)
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  15. Axel Honneth (2007). Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory. Polity Press.
    Over the last decade, Axel Honneth has established himself as one of the leading social and political philosophers in the world today. Rooted in the tradition of critical theory, his writings have been central to the revitalization of critical theory and have become increasingly influential. His theory of recognition has gained worldwide attention and is seen by some as the principal counterpart to Habermass theory of discourse ethics. In this important new (...)
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    Matt Sleat (2010). Bernard Williams and the Possibility of a Realist Political Theory. European Journal of Political Theory 9 (4):485-503.
    This article explores the prospects for developing a realist political theory via an analysis of the work of Bernard Williams. It begins by setting out Williams’s theory of political realism and placing it in the wider context of a realist challenge in the literature that rightly identifies several deficiencies in the liberal view of politics and legitimacy. The central argument of the article is, however, that Williams’s political realism shares common features with liberal theory, (...)
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    Kendy M. Hess (2011). Review of Colleen Murphy, A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (4).
    In a world rife with civic failure, we've seen an increasing interest in the question of how to restore civic communities after they have failed. Much of that answer must come from the social sciences, of course, but philosophy has an important contribution to make: it can provide a normative theory of political community, one that outlines the characteristics of a good political community. Without such a theory, we have no basis for the claim that (...)
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    Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2014). What Not to Expect From the Pragmatic Turn in Political Theory. European Journal of Political Theory (2):1474885114537635.
    The central ideas coming out of the so-called pragmatic turn in philosophy have set in motion what may be described as a pragmatic turn in normative political theory. It has become commonplace among political theorists to draw on theories of language and meaning in theorising democracy, pluralism, justice, etc. The aim of this paper is to explore attempts by political theorists to use theories of language and meaning for such normative purposes. Focusing on Wittgenstein's (...)
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    Marc Stears (2005). The Vocation of Political Theory Principles, Empirical Inquiry and the Politics of Opportunity. European Journal of Political Theory 4 (4):325-350.
    What is the purpose of political theoretical endeavour and what methods should the early 21st-century political theorist employ? These questions – which touch on issues which go to the very heart of the vocation of political theory – have become increasingly contentious in recent years. The period since the late 1980s has been one in which theorists have increasingly disagreed not only about conventional matters of normative contention but also about the means by which to (...)
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    Edward Hall (forthcoming). How to Do Realistic Political Theory. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885115577820.
    In recent years, a number of realist thinkers have charged much contemporary political theory with being idealistic and moralistic. While the basic features of the realist counter-movement are reasonably well understood, realism is still considered a critical, primarily negative creed which fails to offer a positive, alternative way of thinking normatively about politics. Aiming to counteract this general perception, in this article I draw on Bernard Williams’s claims about how to construct a politically coherent conception of liberty from (...)
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    Mary Walsh (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Contemporary Political Theory 7 (2):232-234.
    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 (...)
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    Steve Buckler (2007). Political Theory and Political Ethics in the Work of Hannah Arendt. Contemporary Political Theory 6 (4):461.
    The paper seeks to show that there is a distinctive and consistent method in the political thought of Hannah Arendt. It is argued that this method constitutes a salutary and potentially challenging alternative to conventional approaches in contemporary political theory. In contrast with approaches that adopt an unfortunately abstracted standpoint, resulting from the insistence that political theory answer formally to the requirements of philosophy, Arendt adopts a more mediated and phenomenologically sensitive standpoint. Rejecting influential attributions (...)
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    Peter Sutch (2012). Normative IR Theory and the Legalization of International Politics: The Dictates of Humanity and of the Public Conscience as a Vehicle for Global Justice. Journal of International Political Theory 8 (1-2):1-24.
    This paper explores the relationship between normative international political theory and the politics of international law. It begins by arguing that a gap between the normative and the moral still exists in the literature before going on to examine an approach to closing this gap. This approach, it is argued, is common to a plurality of theoretical approaches including liberal cosmopolitanism, social constructivism and forms of particularism. In exploring ‘institutional moral reasoning’ or ‘social moral epistemology’ the (...)
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    Marc A. Cohen (2010). The Narrow Application of Rawls in Business Ethics: A Political Conception of Both Stakeholder Theory and the Morality of Markets. Journal of Business Ethics 97 (4):563-579.
    This paper argues that Rawls’ principles of justice provide a normative foundation for stakeholder theory. The principles articulate (at an abstract level) citizens’ rights; these rights create interests across all aspects of society, including in the space of economic activity; and therefore, stakeholders – as citizens – have legitimate interests in the space of economic activity. This approach to stakeholder theory suggests a political interpretation of Boatright’s Moral Market approach, one that emphasizes the rights/place of citizens. (...)
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  25. Gerald F. Gaus (1996). Justificatory Liberalism: An Essay on Epistemology and Political Theory. Oxford University Press.
    This book advances a theory of personal, public and political justification. Drawing on current work in epistemology and cognitive psychology, the work develops a theory of personally justified belief. Building on this account, it advances an account of public justification that is more normative and less "populist" than that of "political liberals." Following the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke and Kant, the work then argues that citizens have conclusive reason to appoint an umpire to (...)
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    Luca Jacopo Uberti (2014). Good and Bad Idealizations in Political Theory. Theoria 80 (3):205-231.
    This article criticizes Laura Valentini's criterion for distinguishing good and bad idealizations in normative political theory. I argue that, on an attentive reading of her criterion, all ideal theories she discusses must be written off as incorporating bad idealizations. This fact makes Valentini's criterion trivially implausible, for it is argued that there are good idealizations that succeed in promoting the action-guiding goal of ideal theory. Upon rejecting an attempt to salvage the idealizations that Valentini marks off (...)
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    Bhikhu Parekh (2010). The Poverty of Indian Political Theory. In Aakash Singh & Silika Mohapatra (eds.), History of Political Thought. Routledge 535-560.
    In this paper I intend to concentrate on post-independence India, and to explore why a free and lively society with a rich tradition of philosophical inquiry has not thrown up much original political theory. The paper falls into three parts. In the first part I outline some of the fascinating problems thrown up by post-independence India, and in the second I show that they remain poorly theorized. In the final part I explore some of the likely explanations of (...)
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    Johan Tralau (2005). Tragedy as Political Theory: The Self-Destruction of Antigone's Laws. History of Political Thought 26 (3):377-396.
    This paper attempts to save Hegel's claim that tragedy involves mutual guilt on the part of the adversaries in the drama. More specifically, it is claimed that a reading interested in the political theory of tragedy has to work in a different way than has hitherto often been the case. For the claims regarding the 'subjectivity' of interpretation can be countered if the interpretation of the play is based on an internal critique, i.e. in a normative assessment (...)
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    Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2015). Practices and Principles: On the Methodological Turn in Political Theory. Philosophy Compass 10 (8):533-546.
    The question of what role social and political practices should play in the justification of normative principles has received renewed attention in post-millennium political philosophy. Several current debates express dissatisfaction with the methodology adopted in mainstream political theory, taking the form of a criticism of so-called ‘ideal theory’ from ‘non-ideal’ theory, of ‘practice-independent’ theory from ‘practice-dependent’ theory, and of ‘political moralism’ from ‘political realism’. While the problem of action-guidance lies (...)
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  30. Kimberly Hutchings (1999). International Political Theory: Rethinking Ethics in a Global Era. Sage Publications.
    This book provides an invaluable overview of the competing schools of thought in traditional and contemporary normative international theory and seeks to provide a new basis for doing international political theory and thinking about ethics in world politics today. · Part one explains the role and place of normative theory in the study of international politics before critically examining mainstream approaches in international relations and applied ethics. Here the student is (...)
     
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    Monique Deveaux (1995). Shifting Paradigms: Theorizing Care and Justice in Political Theory. Hypatia 10 (2):115 - 119.
    The following is an introduction to a roundtable panel of the American Political Science Association meeting (Normative Political Theory Division) held September 2, 1994, in New York City. I set out some main themes in the "care/justice debate," and suggest that the impasse between care proponents and liberal, neo-Kantian thinkers is perpetuated by caricatured construals of these theories; salient differences come into relief by addressing the ethical and political applications of these moral perspectives.
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    Luis Cabrera (2009). An Archaeology of Borders: Qualitative Political Theory as a Tool in Addressing Moral Distance. Journal of Global Ethics 5 (2):109-123.
    Interviews, field observations and other qualitative methods are being increasingly used to inform the construction of arguments in normative political theory. This article works to demonstrate the strong salience of some kinds of qualitative material for cosmopolitan arguments to extend distributive boundaries. The incorporation of interviews and related qualitative material can make the moral claims of excluded others more vivid and possibly more difficult to dismiss by advocates of strong priority to compatriots in distributions. Further, it may (...)
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    Paul Edwards & Philip Pettit, Political Theory: An Overview.
    ‘By political thcory," ]0hn Plamcnatz wrote, "I d0 not mean explanations of how governments function; I mean systematic thinking about the purposes of govcrnmcnt."l Political theory is a normative disciplinc, designed t0 let us evaluate rather than explain; in this it resembles moral or ethical theory. What distinguishes it among normative disciplines is that it is designed to facilitate in particular the evaluation of government or, if that is something more general, the statc.2 We (...)
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    Edward A. Page (2011). Cashing in on Climate Change: Political Theory and Global Emissions Trading. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (2):259-279.
    Global climate change raises profound questions for social and political theorists. The human impacts of climate change are sufficiently broad, and generally adverse, to threaten the rights and freedoms of existing and future members of all countries. These impacts will also exacerbate inequalities between rich and poor countries despite the limited role of the latter in their origins. Responding to these impacts will require the implementation of environmental and social policies that are both environmentally effective and consistent with the (...)
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    H. S. Jones & Iain Stewart (2012). Positive Political Science and the Uses of Political Theory in Post-War France: Raymond Aron in Context. History of European Ideas 39 (1):35-50.
    Summary This article approaches post-war debates about the relationship between normative political theory and empirical political science from a French perspective. It does so by examining Raymond Aron's commentaries on a series of articles commissioned by him for a special issue of the Revue française de science politique on this theme as well as through an analysis of his wartime dialogue with the neo-Thomist philosopher, Jacques Maritain. Following a consideration of Aron's critique of contemporary approaches to (...)
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    Alice Baderin (forthcoming). Political Theory and Public Opinion Against Democratic Restraint. Politics, Philosophy and Economics:1470594-15621044.
    How should political theorists go about their work if they are democrats? Given their democratic commitments, should they develop theories that are responsive to the views and concerns of their fellow citizens at large? Is there a balance to be struck, within political theory, between truth seeking and democratic responsiveness? The article addresses this question about the relationship between political theory, public opinion and democracy. I criticize the way in which some political theorists have (...)
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  37. Anne Philips Bonnie Honig & John Dryzek (eds.) (2006). Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Oxford University Press.
    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 (...)
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    Jason Glynos (forthcoming). Fantasy and Identity in Critical Political Theory. Filozofski Vestnik.
    In this essay I explore the appeal of the psychoanalytic category of fantasy for critical political theory, by which I mean a theory grounded in a political ontology that offers a rationale for both normative and ideological critique. I draw on the work of William Connolly, Susan Faludi, Jacqueline Rose, and Judith Butler, among others, to consider the explanatory and critical implications of the concept of fantasy for questions of identity, and political identity in (...)
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  39. Will Kymlicka & Magda Opalski (eds.) (2001). Can Liberal Pluralism Be Exported?: Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe. Oxford University Press Uk.
    'An important and very interesting volume on a topic of great contemporary significance... This is a very successful volume... The book as a whole is an exciting venture in the field of applying normative ideas to an often refractory and complex social reality.' -Nations and Nationalism 'The best reflection and most comprehensive and authoritative summary of the debate on the universality of the western conception of ethnocultural justice.' -The Global Review of Ethnopolitics 'The quality of the commentaries on Kymlicka's (...)
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  40. Cecile Laborde & John Maynor (eds.) (2009). Republicanism and Political Theory. Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Republicanism and Political Theory_ is the first book to offer a comprehensive and critical survey of republican political theory. Critically assesses its historical credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals Brings together original contributions from leading international scholars in an interactive way Provides the reader with valuable insight into new debates taking place in republican political theory.
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  41. Cecile Laborde & John Maynor (eds.) (2008). Republicanism and Political Theory. Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Republicanism and Political Theory_ is the first book to offer a comprehensive and critical survey of republican political theory. Critically assesses its historical credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals Brings together original contributions from leading international scholars in an interactive way Provides the reader with valuable insight into new debates taking place in republican political theory.
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  42. Cecile Laborde & John Maynor (eds.) (2008). Republicanism and Political Theory. Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Republicanism and Political Theory_ is the first book to offer a comprehensive and critical survey of republican political theory. Critically assesses its historical credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals Brings together original contributions from leading international scholars in an interactive way Provides the reader with valuable insight into new debates taking place in republican political theory.
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  43. Matthew J. Moore (2016). Buddhism and Political Theory. Oxford University Press Usa.
    Despite the recent upsurge of interest in comparative political theory, there has been virtually no serious examination of Buddhism by political philosophers in the past five decades. In part, this is because Buddhism is not typically seen as a school of political thought. However, as Matthew Moore argues, Buddhism simultaneously parallels and challenges many core assumptions and arguments in contemporary Western political theory. In brief, Western thinkers not only have a great deal to learn (...)
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  44. Samuel Scheffler (2012). Equality and Tradition: Questions of Value in Moral and Political Theory. Oxford University Press Usa.
    This collection of essays by noted philosopher Samuel Scheffler combines discussion of abstract questions in moral and political theory with attention to the normative dimension of current social and political controversies. In addition to chapters on more abstract issues such as the nature of human valuing, the role of partiality in ethics, and the significance of the distinction between doing and allowing, the volume also includes essays on immigration, terrorism, toleration, political equality, and the (...) significance of tradition.Uniting the essays is a shared preoccupation with questions about human value and values. The volume opens with an essay that considers the general question of what it is to value something - as opposed, say, to wanting it, wanting to want it, or thinking that it is valuable. Other essays explore particular values, such as equality, whose meaning and content are contested. Still others consider the tensions that arise, both within and among individuals, in consequence of the diversity of human values. One of the overarching aims of the book is to illuminate the different ways in which liberal political theory attempts to resolve conflicts of both of these kinds. (shrink)
     
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    Furio Cerutti (forthcoming). Climate Ethics and the Failures of ‘Normative Political Philosophy’. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453715626755.
    In this article the claim of normative ethics to be the main philosophical access to the problems raised by climate change is contested and instead it is suggested that these problems be addressed from a different perspective: that of a political philosophy that escapes its own reduction to a theory of justice. Part I shows several incidences of how mainstream climate ethics fails with regard to its intention to shape an effective climate policy. Part II argues that (...)
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  46. Margaret Moore (2015). A Political Theory of Territory. OUP Usa.
    Margaret Moore offers a comprehensive normative theory of territory.
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    Andreas Kalyvas (2006). The Basic Norm and Democracy in Hans Kelsen’s Legal and Political Theory. Philosophy and Social Criticism 32 (5):573-599.
    Hans Kelsen refused to develop a democratic theory of the basic norm. Given that he expounded a strong distinction between law and politics as two separate scientific disciplines he consistently argued against any attempt to politicize legal science and corrupt its object of cognition. As a result, there has been very little discussion of the basic norm in relation to his democratic theory. This article attempts to fill this gap by tracing the relationship between the basic norm and (...)
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  48. Ciaran P. Cronin & Pablo De Greiff (eds.) (2000). The Inclusion of the Other: Studies in Political Theory. The MIT Press.
    edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff Since its appearance in English translation in 1996, Jürgen Habermas's Between Facts and Norms has become the focus of a productive dialogue between German and Anglo-American legal and political theorists. The present volume contains ten essays that provide an overview of Habermas's political thought since the original appearance of Between Facts and Norms in 1992 and extend his model of deliberative democracy in novel ways to issues untreated in the (...)
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    Don Ross (2006). Evolutionary Game Theory and the Normative Theory of Institutional Design: Binmore and Behavioral Economics. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (1):51-79.
    In this article, I critically respond to Herbert Gintis's criticisms of the behavioral-economic foundations of Ken Binmore 's game-theoretic theory of justice. Gintis, I argue, fails to take full account of the normative requirements Binmore sets for his account, and also ignores what I call the ‘scale-relativity’ considerations built into Binmore 's approach to modeling human evolution. Paul Seabright's criticism of Binmore, I note, repeats these oversights. In the course of answering Gintis's and Seabright's objections, I clarify and (...)
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    Gayil Talshir (2005). The Intellectual as a Political Actor? Four Models of Theory/Praxis. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (2):209-224.
    This essay addresses the issue of the role of the intellectual within the tradition of the New Left. Four models for the relationship between theory and practice are offered, using prominent thinkers from different political cultures. One model argues that theorists should leave their cathedral and join social activists; the second contends that critical theory is itself a form of social activism; the third perceives the role of the intellectual as possessor of knowledge as power, arguing that (...)
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