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Anarchism

David Bates.

in Political Ideologies

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 14610 words.

This chapter examines the key ideas and concepts of ‘classical’ anarchist thinkers. Among the ideas associated with anarchism are: a belief in the potential of human nature, and a...

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Aquinas

Joseph Canning.

in Political Thinkers

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 9386 words.

This chapter examines St Thomas Aquinas' political ideas. Aquinas combined Aristotelian ideas with Christian concepts, distinguishing between the natural and supernatural orders, and...

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Arendt

Justine Lacroix.

in Political Thinkers

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 9151 words.

This chapter examines a number of key concepts in Hannah Arendt's work, with particular emphasis on how they have influenced contemporary thought about the meaning of human rights. It...

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Aristotle

Tony Burns.

in Political Thinkers

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 11180 words.

This chapter examines the argument of Aristotle's Politics in relation to the theory of justice that he articulates in his Nicomachean Ethics. It first provides a biography of Aristotle...

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Bentham

Paul Kelly.

in Political Thinkers

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 10448 words.

This chapter examines Jeremy Bentham's political thought. Bentham is both an advocate of laissez-faire and an interventionist, a liberal rationalist and an equivocally liberal thinker...

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Beyond ideology?

Paul Wetherly.

in Political Ideologies

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 12080 words.

This chapter examines conceptions of human nature and ideological responses to globalization. It begins with a discussion of the two reasons for the persistence of ideological dispute...

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Burke

David Boucher.

in Political Thinkers

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 12761 words.

This chapter examines Edmund Burke's political thought. It first provides a short biography of Burke before discussing the three main interpretations of him: first, as a utilitarian;...

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Cicero

Cary J. Nederman.

in Political Thinkers

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 7767 words.

This chapter examines Cicero's social and political theory, which rests upon his conception of human nature, namely that human beings are capable of speech and reason. It first provides a...

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Citizenship Theory

Will Kymlicka.

in Contemporary Political Philosophy

September 2001; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Philosophy; Political Theory. 20824 words.

This chapter examines theories of citizenship as an important supplement to, rather than a replacement for, theories of justice. It first considers what sorts of virtues and practices are...

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Communitarianism

Will Kymlicka.

in Contemporary Political Philosophy

September 2001; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Philosophy; Political Theory. 38061 words.

This chapter examines communitarianism and its central assumptions. It first considers two strands of communitarian thought: one camp argues that community should be seen as the source of...

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