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Political Political Theory Essays on Institutions

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ISBN-10: 0674743857

ISBN-13: 9780674743854

Edition: 2016

Authors: Jeremy Waldron

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Political institutions are the main subject of political theoryâe"or they ought to be. Making the case with his trademark forcefulness and intellectual aplomb, Jeremy Waldron argues in favor of reorienting the theory of politics toward the institutions and institutional principles of modern democracy and the mechanisms through which democratic ideals are achieved.Too many political theorists are preoccupied with analyzing the nature and importance of justice, liberty, and equality, at the cost of ignoring the governmental institutions needed to achieve them. By contrast, political scientists have kept institutions in view, but they deploy a meager set of value-conceptions in evaluating…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/4/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.54" wide x 9.53" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor, New York University School of Law, and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, All Souls College, University of Oxford.