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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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Conservatism

Mark Garnett.

in Political Ideologies

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 14791 words.

This chapter examines the basic features of conservative ideology, with particular emphasis on its strongly contested nature. It begins with a discussion of two major issues: whether...

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Contemporary Political Philosophy

Will Kymlicka.

September 2001; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Political Philosophy; Political Theory. 512 pages.

Contemporary Political Philosophy has been revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last eleven years,...

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Cosmopolitanism

William Smith.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

January 2013; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Philosophy. 10920 words.

Cosmopolitanism refers to the ideology that all human beings belong to a single community, based on a shared morality. A cosmopolitan community might be based on an inclusive morality, a...

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Crime and punishment

Massimo Renzo.

in Issues in Political Theory

December 2014; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 12145 words.

This chapter explores some of the most important arguments that have been advanced in the philosophical debate over crime and punishment. More specifically, it examines the question of what...

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Democracy

Thomas Christiano.

in Issues in Political Theory

December 2014; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 11084 words.

This chapter examines various conceptions of the normative grounds of democracy. After some preliminaries, it discusses considerations that favour and disfavour democracy from the...

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Deontological International Ethics

Thomas E. Doyle.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

January 2012; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Philosophy. 11328 words.

Deontological international ethics describes, analyzes, and assesses the principles governing the interactions of actors at and across various levels of society; focuses on the relations...

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The Distribution of Property

Jonathan Wolff.

in An Introduction to Political Philosophy

December 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Philosophy; Political Theory. 18546 words.

This chapter examines the concept of distributive justice, asking in particular whether citizens should have the liberty to acquire and dispose of property however they see fit, or whether...

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The Early Marx

Lawrence Wilde.

in Political Thinkers

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 8817 words.

This chapter examines Karl Marx's work prior to 1846, with particular emphasis on his concept of alienation. Although Marx borrows heavily from Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and from Ludwig...

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Environment

Dale Jamieson.

in Issues in Political Theory

December 2014; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 10693 words.

This chapter examines the role of the environment in the history of political theory. The philosophy of nature is an ancient subject. From the pre-Socratics to the present, philosophers...

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