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  1. John W. N. Watkins (1973). Hobbes's System of Ideas: A Study in the Political Significance of Philosophical Theories. Hutchinson.
  2. Jan T. J. Srzednicki (1976). Elements of Social and Political Philosophy. Martinus Nijhoff.
  3. Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau (1986). When Marxists Do Research. Greenwood Press.
  4. John H. Hallowell (1997). Political Philosophy: The Search for Humanity and Order. Prentice Hall Canada.
  5. Pasquale N. Russo (ed.) (1983). Dialectical Perspectives in Philosophy and Social Science. B.R. Grüner.
  6. Iain Hampsher-Monk (1992). A History of Modern Political Thought: Major Political Thinkers From Hobbes to Marx. Oxford, Uk ;Blackwell.
    It is an indispensable secondary source which aims to situate, explain, and provoke thought about the major works of political theory likely to be encountered ...
  7. Scott Gordon (1980). Welfare, Justice, and Freedom. Columbia University Press.
  8. Ross Poole (1999). Nation and Identity. Routledge.
    Nation and Identity provides a concise and comprehensive account of the place of national identity in modern life. Ross Poole argues that the nation became a fundamental organising principle of social, political and moral life during the period of early modernity and that is has provided the organising principle of much liberal, republican and democratic thought. Ross Poole offers us a new and urgently needed analysis of the concept of identity, arguing that we are now in a position to envisage (...)
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  9. Charles Blattberg (2000). From Pluralist to Patriotic Politics: Putting Practice First. Oxford University Press.
    The moral and political philosophy of pluralism has become increasingly influential. To pluralists, when values genuinely conflict we should aim to strike an appropriate balance or trade-off between them, though this means accepting that compromise will be inevitable. Politics, as a result, appears as a thoroughly tragic affair. Drawing on a "hermeneutical" conception of interpretation, the author develops an original account of practical reasoning, one which assumes that, though making compromises in the face of conflicts is indeed often unavoidable, there (...)
  10. W. J. Stankiewicz (1993). In Search of a Political Philosophy: Ideologies at the Close of the Twentieth Century. Routledge.
    In Search of a Political Philosophy is an analysis of the three democratic `isms'--conservatism, liberalism, and socialism--and of the distinct nature of the all-consuming ideology of Marxist communism. W. J. Stankiewicz is concerned with the conscious and unconscious assumptions of the proponents and followers of each ideology, and those of their theoreticians and critics. Stankiewicz examines the norms by which political ideologies are characterized, and discusses which of these are given precedence. He provides an analysis of how each ideology views (...)
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  11. David Kyuman Kim (2007). Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics. Oxford University Press.
    Why does agency--the capacity to make choices and to act in the world--matter to us? Why is it meaningful that our intentions have effects in the world, that they reflect our sense of identity, that they embody what we value? What kinds of motivations are available for political agency and judgment in an age that lacks the enthusiasm associated with the great emancipatory movements for civil rights and gender equality? What are the conditions for the possibility of being an effective (...)
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  12. Dennis O'Keeffe (2010). Edmund Burke. Continuum.
    Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers provides comprehensive accounts of the works.
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  13. Katy Láng-Pickvance, Nick P. Manning & C. G. Pickvance (eds.) (1997). Environmental and Housing Movements: Grassroots Experience in Hungary, Russia and Estonia. Avebury.
  14. William J. Wainwright (ed.) (2009). Philosophy of Religion. Routledge.
    The past forty years or so have witnessed a renaissance in the philosophy of religion. New tools (modal logic, probability theory, and so on) and new historical research have prompted many thinkers to take a fresh look at old topics (God’s existence, the problem of evil, faith and reason, and the like). Moreover, sophisticated examinations of contentious new issues, such as the problem of religious diversity or the role of emotions and other non-evidential factors in shaping rationally held religious beliefs, (...)
  15. J. J. Schwarzmantel (2008). Ideology and Politics. Sage.
    This book challenges the idea of post-ideological consensus and offers a fresh perspective on the current state of political ideologies.
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  16. Geoffrey Cupit (1996). Justice as Fittingness. Oxford University Press.
    This book offers a new approach to a fundamental question: What is justice? In building his theory, Cupit maintains that injustice should be understood as a form of unfitting treatment--typically the treatment of people as less than they are. Justice is therefore closely related to unjustified contempt and disrespect, and ultimately to desert.
  17. Nancy L. Rosenblum & Robert C. Post (eds.) (2001). Civil Society and Government. Princeton University Press.
    This is a book that brings together material from an unusually wide range of perspectives on an important topic. The scholarship is first-rate--one profits from reading the footnotes as well as the text.
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  18. Plato (2008). Republic. Oxford University Press.
    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory (...)
  19. Joseph H. Kupfer (1990). Autonomy and Social Interaction. State University of New York Press.
    Kupfer (philosophy, Iowa State) takes a different approach by examining the day-to-day reciprocal interaction between autonomy and social relations, and notes its effect on such notions as dependency, self- concept, self-knowledge, and ...
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  20. Stanley I. Benn (1988). A Theory of Freedom. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a major contribution to the study of the philosophy of action, moral philosophy, and political philosophy.
  21. Gaetano Mosca (1972). A Short History of Political Philosophy. New York,Crowell.
  22. Sadao Tamura & Minoru Tokita (eds.) (2004). Symbiosis of Government and Market: The Private, the Public, and Bureaucracy. Routledgecurzon.
    In this volume, a group of international scholars address issues relating to community well being and the role of politics, law and economics in Europe and Japan in achieving human-centered symbiotic governance. Case-studies and suggestions for reform are presented in the arenas of economy, government administration, management, university governance, health, agriculture, the environment and urban planning.
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  23. Gertrude A. Steuernagel (1979). Political Philosophy as Therapy: Marcuse Reconsidered. Greenwood Press.
  24. James S. Bowman & Frederick Elliston (eds.) (1988). Ethics, Government, and Public Policy: A Reference Guide. Greenwood Press.
  25. Thomas R. Rochon (1999). The Netherlands: Negotiating Sovereignty in an Interdependent World. Westview Press.
    Across Europe, national leaders and ordinary citizens alike face the problems and opportunities raised by increasing economic and political interdependence. Interdependence between nations creates new dilemmas in every sphere of activity. In The Netherlands: Negotiating Sovereignty in an Interdependent World, Thomas Rochon offers a comparative focus and a strong conceptualization of small-state issues applied to present the Netherlands experience.Although all countries face issues of sovereignty and adjustment to international forces, the Dutch have addressed these issues more explicitly and over a (...)
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  26. Sebastian De Grazia (1989). Machiavelli in Hell. Princeton University Press.
  27. Henry Shue (ed.) (1989). Nuclear Deterrence and Moral Restraint. Cambridge University Press.
    An examination and assessment of arguments for two central tendencies in current nuclear strategy--mutual assured destruction and nuclear utilization target ...
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  28. Will Kymlicka (1989). Liberalism, Community and Culture. Oxford University Press.
    in a very different sense, to refer to the cultural community, or cultural structure, itself On this view, the cultural community continues to exist even when its members arc free to modify the character of the culture, should they find its traditional ...
  29. Eugene Kamenka (1969). Marxism and Ethics. New York, St. Martin's P..
  30. William James (1971). The Moral Equivalent of War, and Other Essays. New York,Harper & Row.
  31. Elisha Mulford (1887). The Nation. New York,A. M. Kelley.
  32. Conrad D. Johnson (1991). Moral Legislation: A Legal-Political Model for Indirect Consequentialist Reasoning. Cambridge University Press.
    This is a book about moral reasoning: how we actually reason and how we ought to reason. It defends a form of "rule" utilitarianism whereby we must sometimes judge and act in moral questions in accordance with generally accepted rules, so long as the existence of those rules is justified by the good they bring about. The author opposes the currently more fashionable view that it is always right for the individual to do that which produces the most good. Among (...)
  33. Keith Burgess-Jackson (ed.) (1999). A Most Detestable Crime: New Philosophical Essays on Rape. Oxford University Press.
    This collection of original essays by leading philosophers probes the philosophical aspects of rape in all of its manifestations: act, crime, practice, and institution. Among the issues examined are the nature of rape; the wrongfulness and harmfulness of rape; the relation of rape to racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression; and the legitimacy of various rape-law doctrines. Each contributor advances a novel argument and seeks to disentangle the conceptual, evaluative, and empirical issues that arise in connection with the (...)
  34. Verena Andermatt Conley (1997). Ecopolitics: The Environment in Poststructuralist Thought. Routledge.
    Ecopolitics is a study of environmental awareness--or non-awareness--in contemporary French theory. Arguing that it is now impossible not to think in an ecological way, Verena Andermatt Conley traces the roots of today's concern for the environment back to the intellectual climate of the late '50s and '60s. Major thinkers of 1968, the author argues, changed the way we think the world; this owes much to an ecological awareness that remains at the heart of issues concerning cultural theory in general. The (...)
  35. Ernest Gellner (1974). Contemporary Thought and Politics. Boston,Routledge & K. Paul.
    Gellner's political philosophy in these volumes combines the down-to-earth realism of political sociology with a rational treatment of the normative issues of traditional political thought. In these essays Gellner strives to understand the religions of nationalism, communism and democracy, returning again and again to the basic values of the liberal: social tolerance, rational criticism, human decency and justice.
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  36. A. J. Tebble (2010). F. A. Hayek. Continuum.
    Volume 13 in the Major Conservative and Libertarian thinkers series focuses on F.A. Hayek, The influential member of the Austrian School of Economics.
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  37. Virginia Held (2008). How Terrorism is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence. OUP Usa.
    How Terrorism is Wrong collects essays by Virginia Held that examine terrorism and other forms of political violence. Held assesses popular attitudes that glorify some kinds of violence and vilify others, and discusses the kinds of moral evaluation appropriate for terrorism, war, violent political change, or repression. This collection suggests ways of improving how we understand and deal with violence.
  38. Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & David Shier (eds.) (2005). Law and Social Justice. MIT Press.
    These essays by leading scholars illustrate the complexity and range of philosophical issues raised by consideration of law and social justice. The contributors to Law and Social Justice examine such broad foundational issues as instrumentalist versus Kantian conceptions of rights as well as such specific problems as the admissibility or inadmissibility of evidence of causation in toxic tort cases. They consider a variety of subjects, including the implications of deliberative democracy for privacy rights, equality as a principle of distributive justice, (...)
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  39. Susan Mendus & David Edwards (eds.) (1987). On Toleration. Oxford University Press.
    Is toleration a requirement of morality or a dictate of prudence? What limits are there to toleration? What is required of us if we are to promote a truly tolerant society? These themes--the grounds, limits, and requirements of toleration--are central to this book, which presents the W.B. Morrell Memorial Lectures on Toleration, given in 1986 at the University of York. Covering a wide range of practical and theoretical issues, the contributors--including F.A. Hayek, Maurice Cranston, and Karl Popper--consider the philosophical difficulties (...)
  40. Douglas Torgerson (1999). The Promise of Green Politics: Environmentalism and the Public Sphere. Duke University Press.
    InThe Promise of Green PoliticsDouglas Torgerson offers a survey of different schools of ecological thought, discusses their implications for the larger ...
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  41. Ian Cook (1998). Reading Mill: Studies in Political Theory. St. Martin's Press.
    This book studies the work of John Stuart Mill in order to answer the question: what is political theory? Looking at what political theorists have written about this subject leads to the conclusion that they have different ways of defining political theory, resulting in different readings of political theory. In defense of this argument, Reading Mill includes three different readings of the works of John Stuart Mill and identifies a fourth type of political theorist unlikely to read Mill. When it (...)
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  42. Ioannis D. Evrigenis (2008). Fear of Enemies and Collective Action. Cambridge University Press.
    This book explores the way in which the fear of enemies shapes political groups at their founding and helps to preserve them by consolidating them in times of crisis. It develops a theory of “negative association” that examines the dynamics captured by the maxim “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” and then traces its role in the history of political thought, demonstrating that the fear of external threats is an essential element of the formation and preservation of political (...)
  43. Robert E. Goodin & Andrew Reeve (eds.) (1989). Liberal Neutrality. Routledge.
  44. Terry Hoy (1998). The Political Philosophy of John Dewey: Towards a Constructive Renewal. Praeger.
    Establishes the contemporary relevance of John Dewey's political philosophy.
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  45. Philip Kitcher (2001). Science, Truth, and Democracy. Oxford University Press.
    Striving to boldly redirect the philosophy of science, this book by renowned philosopher Philip Kitcher examines the heated debate surrounding the role of science in shaping our lives. Kitcher explores the sharp divide between those who believe that the pursuit of scientific knowledge is always valuable and necessary--the purists--and those who believe that it invariably serves the interests of people in positions of power. In a daring turn, he rejects both perspectives, working out a more realistic image of the sciences--one (...)
  46. Paul Robbins (2004). Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction. Blackwell Pub..
    The hatchet and the seed -- A tree with deep roots -- The critical tools -- A field crystallizes -- Destruction of nature -- Construction of nature -- Degradation and marginalization -- Conservation and control -- Environmental conflict -- Environmental identity and social movement -- Where to now?
  47. David P. Levine (2008). Politics Without Reason: The Perfect World and the Liberal Ideal. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book explores the common thread holding together seemingly diverse tendencies in attacks on liberalism. The author argues that ambivalence about the self and about desire as an expression of the self fosters the intense animosity we observe directed toward the liberal ideal. Ambivalence arises because the self is viewed as the locus of a destructive form of desire, one that must be controlled and repressed. The author argues that speaking of ambivalence toward the self is another way of speaking (...)
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  48. Roy Weatherford (1993). World Peace and the Human Family. Routledge.
    Modern coverage of world events suggest that war and violence are key to contemporary society. History can convince us that it has ever been so, and many theorist of international relations argue that nothing is likely to change. Roy Weatherford argues that a profound change in social relations is imminent as national sovereignty yields to a democratic world culture, speaking a world language and living as a world wide family - the human family. For too long world peace has seemed (...)
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  49. Andrew Dobson (1990). Green Political Thought: An Introduction. Routledge.
  50. John Somerville & Howard L. Parsons (eds.) (1974). Dialogues on the Philosophy of Marxism, From the Proceedings of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Dialectical Materialism. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
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