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Introduction

John S. Dryzek, Bonnie Honig and Anne Phillips

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548439
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548439.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Introduction

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This introductory article explains the theme of this book, which is about political theory. It evaluates the impact of literature that proved especially influential in framing debate through the last decades of the twentieth century and opening years of the twenty-first and examines the historical work on political thought. It describes the combination of concerns that runs through the work of John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, and the liberal egalitarian tradition and identifies areas of debate that have proved particularly fruitful over the last thirty years. It analyses political theory from a global perspective and discusses body politic.

Keywords: political theory; political thought; John Rawls; Ronald Dworkin; egalitarian tradition; body politic

Article.  14665 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Theory

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