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Twentieth Century Political Theory : A Reader - Stephen Eric Bronner

Twentieth Century Political Theory

A Reader

By: Stephen Eric Bronner (Editor)

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Published: 8th November 2005
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A collaboration of more than 45 thinkers who form the canon of contemporary political thought--from John Dewey and Walter Benjamin to Malcolm X and Judith Butler.
Twentieth Century Political Theory fuses the needs of the more traditional course with the rapidly changing and extremely influential new approaches to the field. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, this volume includes essays by major figures like Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Sir Isaiah Berlin, John Dewey, W.E.B. Dubois, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Antonio Gramsci, V.I. Lenin, Jurgen Habermas, Adolph Hitler and others. Its range and innovative character will assuredly make this anthology the major primary work in political theory for many years to come.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Toward a Theory of Democracy
The Liberal Ideap. 3
The Public Spherep. 5
Liberty and Revolutionp. 11
Justice As Fairness: Political Not Metaphysicalp. 15
Communitarianism and Culturep. 37
The Search for the Great Communityp. 39
The Public and the Private Realmp. 43
The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Selfp. 51
Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capitalp. 63
The Conservative Dispositionp. 75
On Being Conservativep. 77
Defining the Politicalp. 91
What Is Liberal Education?p. 103
The Adversary Culture and the New Classp. 109
Anarchism and Freedomp. 117
Conclusion to Beware Anarchist!: A Life for Freedomp. 119
In the Midst of Crisisp. 123
Beyond the Legitimate Statep. 131
Grand Narratives
Nationalism and Beyondp. 141
Scenes and Doctrines of Nationalismp. 143
The Jewish Questionp. 145
Concerning Violencep. 153
Patriotism and Cosmopolitanismp. 159
Democratic Socialismp. 169
The Socialist Conception of Democracyp. 171
Democracy and Dictatorshipp. 177
Liberal Socialismp. 183
Aphorisms on Socialismp. 189
Communism and Revolutionp. 199
What Is To Be Done?p. 201
The Revolution against Capitalp. 207
The Dictatorship of the Proletariatp. 211
The Fascist Worldviewp. 217
Fundamental Ideasp. 219
What the Falange Wantsp. 223
Nation and Racep. 225
Excerpts from The Turner Diariesp. 233
Religion and Politicsp. 249
On the Tension Between Religion and Politicsp. 251
The Doctrine of the Swordp. 257
Islam and Revolutionp. 261
Radical Voices
Critical Theoryp. 273
The State of Contemporary Social Philosophy and the Tasks of an Institute for Social Researchp. 275
State Capitalism: Its Possibilities and Limitationsp. 285
The Culture Industry Reconsideredp. 305
Liberation From the Affluent Societyp. 311
The African-American Heritagep. 321
Of Our Spiritual Strivingsp. 323
Letter from Birmingham Jailp. 329
The Ballot or the Bulletp. 341
Nihilism in Black Americap. 349
Gendered Experiencesp. 357
Introduction to The Second Sexp. 359
The End of the Story?p. 369
Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discriminationp. 381
The Master's Toolsp. 393
Postmodern Perspectivesp. 397
The Postmodern Conditionp. 399
Contingent Foundationsp. 401
Orientalismp. 413
Charting the Future
Charting the Futurep. 419
The End of History?p. 421
The Clash of Civilizations?p. 439
The End of History Revisitedp. 457
Sourcesp. 467
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ISBN: 9780415948999
ISBN-10: 0415948991
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 8th November 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition