Encyclopedia of Political Theory by Mark Bevir

By Mark Bevir

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How can we set up our collective affairs? Why can we reside jointly within the methods we do? How ought we to reside jointly? All people take into consideration the area they stay in, its heritage and destiny, and the beliefs wherein they need to reside in terms of others. How we expect this present day decisively affects the area of the next day to come. This encyclopedia makes an attempt to convey better readability and figuring out to political debate.

Drawing jointly a workforce of overseas students, the Encyclopedia of Political Theory examines the guidelines of the foremost political theorists from sooner than Plato to our personal instances; the most faculties of political idea; the ideas and concerns that experience captured the mind's eye and a spotlight of political theorists; and a few of the most associations and practices encouraged via political proposal. With greater than 450 entries, those 3 volumes offer a short, one-stop resource to key issues within the box.

Key Features

  • Examines the worldwide panorama of all of the key theories and the theorists at the back of them
  • Includes particular lists of entries that take care of constitutional notion and democratic thought
  • Refers to detailed norms and contours of assorted governments, felony structures, and societies
  • Devotes huge components to the historical past of rules approximately executive, ethics, and society
  • Provides a chronology of political concept to assist readers see how a given theorist, tuition, or factor matches into the larger old picture

Key Themes

  • Ancient Thought
  • Applied Ethics
  • Biographies
  • Comparative Theory
  • Constitutional Thought
  • Critical Theory
  • Democratic Thought
  • Early smooth Thought
  • International Theory
  • Justice
  • Liberal Theory
  • Medieval Thought
  • Modern Theory
  • Power and Authority
  • Religious Thought
  • Self and Community

This paintings is designed to function a reference resource for an individual drawn to the roots of up to date political idea. will probably be a great addition to any educational or public library.

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For example, if the state is judged by its outputs, then there is less need to Affirmative Action cling to the illusion of a distinction between the administrative and political domains. Similarly, if we focus on performance, we can be less concerned that the actions of the agent are overseen and judged by the principal. Although the shift from procedural to performance accountability solves some problems, it remains extremely controversial. Prominent debates concern how we should conceive of performance accountability and whether or not performance accountability adequately reflects our democratic values.

Since 1973, women who lack private medical insurance have been the most likely among all women to have unintended pregnancies; as a result, the abortion rate among low-income women remains much greater than the rate for their wealthier counterparts. With feminists who are women of color, socialist feminists are quite critical of the ways in which the hospitals serving poor minority women tend to offer substandard and culturally insensitive care. From the perspective of these two groups of feminists, women’s “double burden”—that of working for wages and performing most of the unpaid domestic labor in the home relating to child rearing—becomes all the more acute for the low-income women who cannot control their reproduction.

They hope thereby to open up novel spaces for transgression and transformation. The question of how we should live together is intimately connected with those about how we live together and why we do so. Any division between these questions is somewhat artificial, as people’s views on one are bound to influence their views on the others. Readers will thus find considerable overlap between the headings in the Reader’s Guide. Democratic thought is as much about how we should conduct ourselves as about how we do.

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