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Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory

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ISBN-10: 0761949089

ISBN-13: 9780761949084

Edition: 2004

Authors: Colin Farrelly

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Colin Farrelly's central objective in writing this introductory text is to demonstrate to students the practical relevance of contemporary theoretical debates to everyday issues in policy creation and implementation and politics.
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Book details

List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 12/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 189
Size: 6.70" wide x 9.40" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Contemporary Liberal Theory
Rawls and Justice as Fairness
The Original Position
Equal Opportunity
Cohen's Egalitarian Critique
The Principles that Apply to Individuals
Who are the Least Advantaged?
Beitz on Global Justice
A Political Conception of Justice
Nozick and the Entitlement Theory of Justice
The State: Is it Necessary?
Wilt Chamberlain and the Entitlement Theory
The Principle of Initial Acquisition
The Principle of Rectification
Conclusion: Self Ownership and Private Property
Gauthier and Justice as Mutual Advantage
Hobbes and the State of Nature
Gauthier and the Compliance Problem
What is a Rational Bargain?
The Limits of Justice as Mutual Advantage
Dworkin on Equality
Dworkin on Equality of Resources
Welfare Reform and the Basic Income Proposal
Political Equality and Democracy
Against Luck Egalitarianism
Alternative Traditions
Deontological Liberalism and the Unencumbered Self
State Neutrality
Walzer on Complex Equality
Miller on Nationalism
Introduction: The Politics of Recognition
Kymlicka and the Rights of National Minorities
Polyethnic Rights
Barry Against Multiculturalism
Deliberative Democracy
Introduction: The Importance of Democracy
Moving Beyond the Aggregated Model of Democracy
How Substantive are the Principles of Democracy
Retaining the Critical Edge of Deliberative Democracy
Critically Assessing the Ideal of Deliberative Democracy
Liberal Feminism
The Public/Private Dichotomy
The Politics of Difference