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POLITICAL THEORY IN RETROSPECT By Geraint Williams

Political Theory in Retrospect by Geraint Williams

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This important new book presents a lucid introduction to political thought from Socrates to the present. It successfully integrates political theory into the study of modern politics.

Political Theory in Retrospect Summary

Political Theory in Retrospect: From the Ancient Greeks to the 20th Century by Geraint Williams

This important new book presents a lucid introduction to political thought from Socrates to the present. It successfully marries the hitherto diverse traditions of history and theory in the search for political understanding. Political theorists share in common an attempt to reveal the reality which underlies the world of politics. Is there a key to unlock the mysteries of politics? And if there is, what impact does this have on morality? Is politics a separate world or one which should serve a moral purpose? By examining major thinkers both in the context of their own time and their relevance to the present, the book shows how political theory can be applied to major controversies in the 20th century. Political Theory in Retrospect makes an important contribution to historical discussion and philosophical analysis. It successfully integrates political theory into the study of modern politics.

Political Theory in Retrospect Reviews

`A concise and engagingly written introductory survey of the history of political thought from Socrates to the 20th Century. . .' -- D. Schaefer, Choice
`[Geraint Williams] does an admirable job, and is able to achieve more in the way of insight than one would have guessed possible.' -- Patrick Neal, Political Studies
`Geraint Williams has written a very engaging book which in its approach acknowledges the need for historical sensitivity, but not at the expense of gaining philosophical insight. This book is a useful and clear introduction to the political theories of the classic thinkers, as well as to the standard ideologies in modern British politics, and can be read with profit by the intelligent general reader as well as by undergraduate students.'
`An excellent and remarkably clear introduction to political ideas and theories' -- Michael Temple, Staffordshire University, UK

About Geraint Williams

Geraint Williams, former Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield, UK

Table of Contents

Athens and Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; Machiavelli; Hobbes; Locke; Rousseau; Burke; Bentham; Mill; Marx - interlude; liberalism; conservatism; socialism.

Additional information

GOR012022098
9781852786410
1852786418
Political Theory in Retrospect: From the Ancient Greeks to the 20th Century by Geraint Williams
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Paperback
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
1991-01-01
200
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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