Political Theory Reader

ISBN-10: 1405189967
ISBN-13: 9781405189965
Edition: 2010
Authors: Paul Schumaker
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List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Political Theory, Public Philosophy, and Pluralism
Introduction
"What Is Political Philosophy?"
"Political Ideology"
"America's Old and New Public Philosophy"
"Reconstructing Political Pluralism"
"Pluralism: A Prelude"
Ideological Voices
Nineteenth-Century Ideologies
Introduction
"The Second Treatise of Government"
National Assembly of France, "The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen"
"Reflections on the Revolution in France"
"The Communist Manifesto"
"Anarchism: What It Really Stands For"
Twentieth-Century Ideologies
Introduction
"State and Revolution"
"The Philosophic Basis of Fascism"
"Why Liberalism Works"
"A Case for Conservatism"
Newer Quasi-Ideologies
Introduction
"America's Search for a New Public Philosophy"
"Public Religion and Public Reason"
"Justice, Gender, and the Family"
"The Environmental Crisis and the Deep Ecological Movement"
"Globalization and Democracy"
Philosophical Assumptions
Ontological Conceptions
Introduction
Plato, "The Theory of Forms"
"Ascending and Descending Theses of Government"
"The Great Chain of Being"
"On the General Will"
"Marx's Materialist Conception of History"
"Natural Selection"
"Evolution and Ethics"
"Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of 'Postmodernism'"
Conceptions of Human Nature
Introduction
"St. Augustine's Conception of Fallen Man"
"The Natural Condition of Mankind"
"The Early Liberal Model of Man"
"Estranged Labor"
"Mutual Aid"
"The Rationality and Motivations of Parties in the Original Position"
"The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self"
"Conceptualizing Human Beings"
Images of Society
Introduction
Aristotle, "The Natural Origins of Political Associations"
"The Contractual Origins of Society"
"The Great Primaeval Contract of Eternal Society"
"Social Cleavages and Complex Equality"
Epistemological Orientations
Introduction
"The Epistemological Frame: Cartesian Politics"
"Of the Principle of Utility"
"Narratives of the Good Life Guided by Living Traditions"
"America's Civic Religion: A Hopeful Pragmatism"
"In a Different Voice"
"Political Constructivism"
Political Principles
On Community
Introduction
"The Federalist No. 10"
"Toward a Theory of Civic Identities"
"Towards a Global Covenant: Global Social Democracy"
"Human-Scale Democracy"
"The Chinese Boxes"
On Citizenship
Introduction
"The Distribution of Membership"
"Aliens and Citizens: The Case For Open Borders"
"The Development of Citizen Rights"
"Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship"
"The Responsive Communitarian Platform: Rights and Responsibilities"
"The Threat Posed by Corrupt Citizens"
On Structure
Introduction
"On Liberty"
"The Principles and Virtues of Free Markets"
"Progress and Poverty Without Marx"
"The Strange Disappearance of Civic America"
"The Third Way and Government"
"Islamic Government"
"A Letter Concerning Toleration"
On Rulers
Introduction
"Guardianship"
"Speech to the Electors of Bristol"
"Unlimited Power of the Majority in the United States and Its Consequences"
"A Realistic Alternative to the Classical Doctrine of Democracy"
"Strong Democracy: Politics in the Participatory Mode"
"What Deliberative Democracy Means"
"Liberalism, Populism, and the Theory of Public Choice"
On Authority
Introduction
"The Conflict Between Authority and Autonomy"
"The Role of Government in a Free Society"
"The Tragedy of the Commons"
"What Should Government Do?"
"Liberalism and Public Morality"
On Justice
Introduction
APSA Task Force on Inequality and American Democracy, "American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality"
"A Kantian Conception of Equality"
"A Capitalist Conception of Justice"
"The Entitlement Theory"
On Change
Introduction
"On Being Conservative"
"Movements and Campaigns"
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
"The Neglected Duty"
"Rebellion Beyond Nihilism"

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