The Political Theory of Anarchism Routledge Library Editions: Political Science

Author: April Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135025703

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

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Anarchism is a significant but relatively neglected of political thought. April Carter examines the anarchist critique of the state, of bureaucracy, of democratic government and contrasts this attitude with more orthodox political theory. She also considers anarchist theories and social and economic organization, the relevance of anarchism to contemporary conditions and the problems of idealism in politics.

The Political Theory of Anarchism Routledge Library Editions: Political Science

Author: April Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113502569X

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

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Anarchism is a significant but relatively neglected of political thought. April Carter examines the anarchist critique of the state, of bureaucracy, of democratic government and contrasts this attitude with more orthodox political theory. She also considers anarchist theories and social and economic organization, the relevance of anarchism to contemporary conditions and the problems of idealism in politics.

The Left and Rights Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 50

A Conceptual Analysis of the Idea of Socialist Rights

Author: Tom Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135025746

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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The book presents an analysis of the concept of rights and provides an illuminating expression of socialist ideals. The author outlines an analysis of fundamental human rights compatible with historical relativism and applies this to the political right of freedom of expression and the economic right to work. Finally he deploys the proposed analysis of socialist rights to explain the ambivalence of socialist thinkers towards welfare rights in contemporary capitalist states and to analyze the logic of assertions that welfare law is often counter-productive.

A History of Greek Political Thought (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 34)

Author: T. A. Sinclair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026343

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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This book gives a general survey of political thought from Homer to the beginning of the Christian era. To the evidence of the philosophers is added that of Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Polybius and others whose writings illustrate the course of Greek political thinking in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. This re-issues the second, updated edition of 1967.

Authority and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 5)

Author: April Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135027382

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

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This book debates the nature and functions of authority: it examines how far our inherited images of authority derive from an aristocratic and traditional order and considers which models of authority are still relevant in a democratic and rationalist society. It discusses the characteristics of the authority relationship, whether political authority differs from other kinds of authority, how authority relates to power and whether authority should be distinguished from the concept of legitimate rule. The latter part of the book explores the relevance or irrelevance of authority in contemporary society. In particular it examines recent libertarian arguments for the rejection of all forms of authority and the special problems of creating and maintaining authority after revolution.

Locke's Two Treatises of Government (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 17)

Author: Richard Ashcraft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026904

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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This volume guides the reader through a detailed examination of the text to an understanding of Locke’s political ideas in relation to his writings on philosophy, education, religion and economics and the influence these ideas had upon eighteenth-century political theorists. The author shows how Locke carefully constructed his political perspective as a defence of the principles of natural rights, constitutional government and popular resistance. He offers an original interpretation of the Two Treatises..., emphasizing the specific ways in which Locke’s political purposes in writing the work influence his discussion of such concepts as the state of nature, property, consent and tyranny. The author discusses the historical and biographical context of the work and demonstrates how eighteenth century political thinkers developed or rejected aspects of Locke’s political theory and summarizes important recent studies of Locke’s work.

For Anarchism (RLE Anarchy)

Author: David Goodway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135037558

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This collection discusses both the history and theory of anarchism and in particular examines italian anarchism, the relationship between Marxism and anarchism, the influence of Kropotkin, new social movements and the anarchist theory of history.

Karl Marx and the Anarchists Library Editions: Political Science

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135025339

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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This study examines Marx’s disputes with, and attacks upon, those anarchist theoreticians he encountered at various stages of his career. Marx’s attacks on Stirner, Proudhon and Bakunin are shown to be of vital importance to his career as a theorist and revolutionist. The formative influences upon Marx’s writings and his political activity are discussed and analyzed. The author re-situates Marx’s thought in the context of the 19th century when Marxism was not an unchallenged orthodoxy but a doctrine and method that needed to be defended against rival revolutionary impulses.