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A World History of Political Thought is an outstanding and innovative work with profound significance for the study of the history of political thought, providing a wide-ranging, detailed and global overview of political thought from 600 BC ...

Author: J. Babb

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786435538


Page: 544

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A World History of Political Thought is an outstanding and innovative work with profound significance for the study of the history of political thought, providing a wide-ranging, detailed and global overview of political thought from 600 BC to the 21st century. Treating both western and non-western systems of political thought as equal and placing them as they should be; side by side.
2018 By J. Babb

We look at official texts, signs of popular belief, and major theorists such as Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, and Kautilya—in other words, both ideology and philosophy. Why do we need a worldwide study of ancient political thought?

Author: Antony Black

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192507990

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This revised and expanded edition of A World History of Ancient Political Thought examines the political thought of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Iran, India, China, Greece, Rome and early Christianity, from prehistory to c.300 CE. The book explores the earliest texts of literate societies, beginning with the first written records of political thought in Egypt and Mesopotamia and ending with the collapse of the Han dynasty and the Western Roman Empire. In most cultures, sacred monarchy was the norm, but this ranged from absolute to conditional authority. 'The people' were recipients of royal (and divine) beneficence. Justice, the rule of law and meritocracy were generally regarded as fundamental. In Greece and Rome, democracy and liberty were born, while in Israel the polity was based on covenant and the law. Confucius taught humaneness, Mozi and Christianity taught universal love; Kautilya and the Chinese 'Legalists' believed in realpolitik and an authoritarian state. The conflict between might and right was resolved in many different ways. Chinese, Greek and Indian thinkers reflected on the origin and purposes of the state. Status and class were embedded in Indian and Chinese thought, the nation in Israelite thought. The Stoics and Cicero, on the other hand, saw humanity as a single unit. Political philosophy, using logic, evidence and dialectic, was invented in China and Greece, statecraft in China and India, political science in Greece. Plato and Aristotle, followed by Polybius and Cicero, started 'western' political philosophy. This book covers political philosophy, religious ideology, constitutional theory, social ethics, official and popular political culture.
2016-10-20 By Antony Black

There is kinship between speculation about global political thought defined in this moral manner and the Marxist inheritance . One of the obvious dangers , Pocock has warned , is that the quest for the global ' entails a critique if not ...

Author: Richard Whatmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198853725

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Richard Whatmore examines the diverse, interconnected relationships between political history, theory, and action. Considering the work of Michel Foucalt, John Pocock, Quentin Skinner and other key theorists, this book highlights the connections between past and present political systems, and the ongoing relevance of the field today.
2022-02 By Richard Whatmore

along the lines: Well, given that there is a Journal of World History (University of Hawaii Press) and a Journal of Global History (Cambridge University Press), each with its own slightly different raison d'être, and no Journal of ...

Author: Brett Bowden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319524108

Category: Political Science

Page: 94

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This book explores and explains the reasons why the idea of universal history, a form of teleological history which holds that all peoples are travelling along the same path and destined to end at the same point, persists in political thought. Prominent in Western political thought since the middle of the eighteenth century, the idea of universal history holds that all peoples can be situated in the narrative of history on a continuum between a start and an end point, between the savage state of nature and civilized modernity. Despite various critiques, the underlying teleological principle still prevails in much contemporary thinking and policy planning, including post-conflict peace-building and development theory and practice. Anathema to contemporary ideals of pluralism and multiculturalism, universal history means that not everyone gets to write their own story, only a privileged few. For the rest, history and future are taken out of their hands, subsumed and assimilated into other people’s narrative.
2017-03-24 By Brett Bowden

Hampshire S. (1975): 'A New Philosophy of the Just Society', New York Review of Books, 24th February, pp. 34—39. ... Heater, D. (1990): Citizenship: The Civic Ideal in World History, Politics and Education, London, Orient Longman.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120343894

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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This lucidly written text, in its second edition, continues to provide a comprehensive study of the classical political tradition from Plato to Marx. The book elucidates the fascinating evolution of the history of political ideas, through the works of thirteen key political thinkers — which includes Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hegel and Marx. The text highlights the decline and revival of classical political theory and portrays the clash of universalism vs. localism in the classical tradition. It focuses on the recent interpretations of the classical texts, for instance, feasibility of the ideal State in Plato; civic humanism and republicanism in Machiavelli; the radicalism of Locke, and the contributions to the woman’s cause by John Stuart Mill. The text is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Political Science of various universities, and for all those who are appearing for the civil services examinations. NEW TO THIS EDITION : Inclusion of two important liberal thinkers, Mary Wollstonecraft, the founder of liberal feminism, and Immanuel Kant, a de-ontological liberal. Addition of an Appendix on John Rawls who is credited as a seminal thinker of contemporary times, having played a crucial role in the revival of normative political theory.

Authors such as Machiavelli were cast as romantic or demonic protagonists in a world-historical plot containing distinct points of beginning, transformation, and, even, end. The history of political theory, as the discipline's built-in ...

Author: George Klosko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191617416

Category: Philosophy

Page: 864

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy presents fifty original essays, each specially written by a leading figure in the field, covering the entire subject of the history of political philosophy. They provide not only surveys of the state of research but substantial pieces that engage with, and move forward, current debates. Part I addresses questions of method. Contributors discuss the contextual method, classically articulated by Quentin Skinner, along with important alternative methods associated with Leo Strauss and his followers, and contemporary post-modernism. This section also examines the value of the history of political philosophy and the history of the discipline itself. Part II, Chronological Periods, works through the entire history of Western political philosophy. While most contributions address recognizable chronological periods, others are devoted to more specialized topics, including the influence of Roman Law, medieval Arabic political philosophy, Socialism, and Marxism. Aspects of the history of political philosophy that transcend specific periods are the subject of Part III. Essays on topics such as democracy, the state, and imperialism trace theoretical developments over time. The histories of major non-Western traditions-Muslim, Confucian, and Hindu-are discussed in the final Part, with special reference to their relationships to Western political thought.
2011-05-26 By George Klosko

Hegel then shifted to Berlin University where he accepted the chair of Philosophy . ... He made world history culminate in Hohen - zollern Prussia . ... Hegel represents the climax of German idealism in political thought .

Author: N. Jayapalan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171566898

Category: Political science

Page: 133

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The Study Provides Different Phases Of The History Of Political Thought. In This Work, The Views Of Various Political Thinkers Have Been Given In A Beautiful Manner. The Study Also Provides In Bother And Fitter Place For Their Life And Achievements From Thomas Hobbes To H.J. Laski. In The First Chapter Importance Is Given To The Views Of Thomas Hobbes On State Of Nature And Social Contracts. In The Intervening Chapter A Graphic Picture Of Karl Marx Is Given In A Different Way So As To Fulfil The Requirements Of The Students And The General Nonbody. The Role Of Western Political Thinkers In This Field Is Described Very Beautifully In This Work. The Author Has Well Elaborated All The Views And Ideas Of All The Thinkers On This Book.
1997 By N. Jayapalan

Hence , his ideas had tremendous effect both upon theoretical and practical politics . He made world history culminate in Hohenzollern Prussia . At Berlin Hegel did not consider himself under any obligation to enter into the conflicts ...

Author: N. Jayapalan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126900733


Page: 376

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The Study Covers Different Phases Of The History Of Political Thought In A Detailed Manner. It Examines Skillfully The Views And Achievements Of Various Political Thinkers From Plato To Russell Of 20Th Century. The First Chapter Deals With Ideas And Accomplishments Of Plato. In The Second Chapter The Political Thoughts Of Aristotle Have Been Given In An Exhaustive And Elaborate Way.The Following Chapters Throw Light In Detail On The Thinking Of Many Political Thinkers Like Polybius, Cicero, St. Acquinas, Dante, Marsiglio, Ockham, Machiavelli, Bodin, Grotius Hoppes, Spinoza, Locke, Vico, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Burke, Paine, Bentham, Fichte, Hegel, Mill, Austin, J.S. Mill, Lenin, Stalin, Engels, Spencer, Green, Bradley, Bosanquet, Wallas, Mcdougall, Bagehot, H.J. Laski And Other Philosophers. The Book Gives Special Importance To The Political Thoughts Of Karl Marx, Gandhiji And Mao. It Is Designed To Meet The Requirements Of The Students. The Common Readers Will Also Find The Book Quite Interesting And Comprehendable.
2001 By N. Jayapalan

But, all else failing, he 'spiritualised' the empire by transforming its principle of representation into a world historical idea: 'this system of representation is the system of all modern European states; it was not in the forests of ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004466876

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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This volume advances a better, more historical and contextual, manner to consider not only the present, but also the future of ‘crisis’ and ‘renewal’ as key concepts of our political language as well as fundamental categories of interpretation.
2021-08-30 By

Impact Of Anarchism, Fascism And Pluralism In Russia, Italy And Germany And Britain, Including Its Colonial Empire, Has Been Very Well Explained.Opinions Of Modern Thinkers Like Harold Laski, G.D.H. Cole And Bertrand Russell About New ...

Author: R.S. Chaurasia

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 812690156X

Category: Political science

Page: 200

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History Of Political Thought Covers Detailed Study Of Socialism And Democratic Socialism With All Its Forms Such As Fabian Socialism And Symbilcalism. Communism Based On Marxist Thinking Has Been Re-Interperted, Moulded And Amended By Lenin And Stalin In Russia And By Mao-Tse-Tung In China. Ideas Of These Thinkers Have Been Presented In This Book In A Very Simple And Lucid Language. Impact Of Anarchism, Fascism And Pluralism In Russia, Italy And Germany And Britain, Including Its Colonial Empire, Has Been Very Well Explained.Opinions Of Modern Thinkers Like Harold Laski, G.D.H. Cole And Bertrand Russell About New Political Traditions In The West Have Also Been Given In Brief.After Independence, Due To Great Impact Of Indian Political Thought All Over The World Including Indian Polity And Its People, Ideas Of Mahatma Gandhi, Sarvoyadaya And Of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Have Been Described In This Book In A Comprehensive Manner.The Book Deals With Conflicting Political Ideas But Author Has Made An Attempt To Describe These Ideas With Objective Outlook In Easiest Possible Manner, In Order To Make It Useful To Students As Well As To Common Reader.
2003 By R.S. Chaurasia