Originally published under the title History of Political Thought, this innovative text provides a broad-ranging thematic introduction to the Western tradition of political thought. It reviews the contributions of a wide range of theorists to the key themes of the ends of politics, the location, exercise and justification for challenging or obeying political authority. The second edition has been revised and updated throughout with more extended coverage of key thinkers and updated coverage of key contemporary debates.
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2nd Revised edition
20 June 2005
Professional and scholarly
Preface to the Second Edition.- The Theoretical Challenge of Democracy.- Forms of Democratic Government.- The Justification of Democracy.- Deliberation , Consensus and Political Equality.- Participation as Democracy, Participation in Democracy.- From Conceptions of Representation to Systems of Representation.- Aggregation, Unanimity and Majority Rule.- Democracy, Rights and Constitutionalism?.- The Boundaries of Inclusion.- International Relations and Democratic Ideals.- Epilogue: The Democratic Reform of Democracy.
JOHN MORROWis Professor of Political Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Reviews for History of Western Political Thought: A Thematic Introduction
Quietly subversive in its methodology...wide-ranging and accessible. - Miles Taylor, Political Science [D]esigned to be uniform in its clear organization and presentation of the history of political thought...Notable in its enterprising approach...Morrow...an accomplished historian of political thought...succeeds in providing a clear, readable text that will be of value to students - Gary Browning, History of Political Thought