Political Thinking, Political Theory, and Civil Society

ISBN-10: 0205619797
ISBN-13: 9780205619795
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A comprehensive overview of the Western tradition of political thought that approaches concepts with the aim of helping students develop their own political thinking and critical thinking skills. nbsp; Thisnbsp;book is uniquely organized around the theme of civil society what is the nature of a civil society? why is it important? that will engage students and help make the material relevant. Major thinkers discussed in thenbsp;book are explored not only with the goal of understanding their views, but also with an interest in understanding the relationship of their ideas to the notion of a civil society.nbsp; DeLue contends that a civil society is important for securing the way of life that most of us value and want to preserve, a way of life that allows people to live freely and place significance on their own lives.

Preface
Introduction
Political Thinking and Political Theory
The Link Between Political Theory and Political Thinking
Socrates of the Apology and The Crito
The Rest of the Book
Endnotes
Partial Bibliography and Further Reading
The Importance of a Civil Society
Civil Society: The Problem Faced
The Democratic Civil Society
Civil Society of Mediating Groups
Civil Society, the Liberal Approach
Liberal Civil Society: Civic Norms
The Civic Virtues of Toleration and Mutual Respect
The Market Dimension of Civil Society: Adam Smithrsquo;s Dilemma
The Importance of Civil Society Endnotes Partial Bibliography and Further Reading
Civil Society in the Classical and Religious Traditions
Plato: Civic Virtue And the Just Society I

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