Encyclopedia of Political Theory, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412958660
  • ISBN-13: 9781412958660
  • DDC: 320.01
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1524 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

How we think today decisively influences the world of tomorrow. This encyclopedia attempts to bring greater clarity and understanding to political debate. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this work examines the ideas of the major political theorists from before Plato to our own times; the main schools of political thought; the concepts and issues that have captured the imagination and attention of political theorists; and some of the main institutions and practices inspired by political thought. With more than 450 entries, these three volumes provide a quick, one stop source to key topics in the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Reader’s Guide.
About the Editor.
Contributors.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Abortion.
2: Absolutism.
3: Accountability.
4: Affirmative Action.
5: African Socialism.
6: Agency.
7: Agonism.
8: Al-Farabi, Abu Nasr (c. 870–950 CE).
9: Alienation.
10: American Founding.
11: American Pragmatism.
12: American Revolution.
13: Analytical Marxism.
14: Anarchism.
15: Anarchy.
16: Ancestral Tradition (Mos Maiorum).
17: Ancien Régime.
18: Ancient Constitutionalism.
19: Ancient Democracy.
20: Animal Ethics.
21: Animality.
22: Anti-Foundationalism.
23: Antigone.
24: Apocalyptic Ideas.
25: Aquinas, Thomas (1225–1274 CE).
26: Arendt, Hannah (1906–1975).
27: Aristocracy.
28: Aristotelianism.
29: Aristotle (384–322 BCE).
30: Asian Values.
31: Assembly.
32: Augustine (354–430 CE).
33: Augustinianism.
34: Authority.
35: Autonomy.
36: Averroism.
37: Barbarians.
38: Basic Structure.
39: Beccaria, Cesare (1738–1794).
40: Becoming.
41: Behavioralism.
42: Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832).
43: Berlin, Isaiah (1909–1997).
44: Biblical Prophets.
45: Biopolitics.
46: Bodin, Jean (1529–1596).
47: Body.
48: Body Politic.
49: British Idealism.
50: Buddhist Political Thought.
51: Bureaucracy.
52: Burke, Edmund (c. 1729–1797).
53: Byzantine Political Thought.
54: Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782–1850).
55: Caliphate.
56: Canon Law.
57: Change.
58: Chinese Legalism.
59: Chinese Liberalism.
60: Chinese Revolutionary Thought.
61: Chivalry.
62: Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106–43 BCE).
63: Ciceronianism.
64: Citizenship.
65: City-State.
66: Civic Humanism.
67: Civic Republicanism.
68: Civil Disobedience.
69: Civil Law.
70: Civil Religion.
71: Civil Rights.
72: Civil Society.
73: Class.
74: Classical Political Economy.
75: Clausewitz, Carl von (1780–1831).
76: Climate Change.
77: Collective Responsibility.
78: Collingwood, Robin George (1889–1943).
79: Colonialism.
80: Commerce.
81: Commercial Society.
82: Common Good.
83: Common Law.
84: Commonwealthmen.
85: Communitarianism.
86: Community.
87: Comparative Political Theory.
88: Compound Democracy.
89: Conciliarism.
90: Condorcet, Marquis de (1743–1794).
91: Confucianism.
92: Consent.
93: Conservatism.
94: Constant, Benjamin (1767–1830).
95: Constitutionalism.
96: Constitutional Patriotism.
97: Constructivism.
98: Contractualism.
99: Corporation Theory.
100: Corporatism.
101: Corruption.
102: Cosmopolitan Democracy.
103: Cosmopolitanism.
104: Cosmopolitics.
105: Counsel.
106: Counter-Enlightenment.
107: Counter-Reformation.
108: Crimes Against Humanity.
109: Critical Theory.
110: Critique.
111: Culture.
112: Cynics.
113: Dahl, Robert (1915– ).
114: Dante Alighieri (1265–1321).
115: Deliberative Democracy.
116: De Maistre, Joseph Marie (1753–1821).
117: Democracy.
118: Democratic Peace.
119: Democratization.
120: Dependency Theory.
121: De Pizan, Christine (1364–c. 1430).
122: Desire.
123: Deterritorialization.
124: Development.
125: Dewey, John (1859–1952).
126: Dicey, Albert Venn (1835–1922).
127: Difference Theories.
128: Disagreement.
129: Discourse.
130: Disenchantment.
131: Dissent.
132: Divine Right of Kings.
133: Domination.
134: Douglass, Frederick (1818–1895).
135: Durkheim, Émile (1858–1917).
136: Ecological Debt.
137: Egalitarianism.
138: Elite Theory.
139: Emancipation.
140: Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803–1882).
141: Empire.
142: Empirical Theory.
143: Empiricism.
144: Encyclopédie.
145: End of Ideology.
146: English School.
147: Enlightenment.
148: Enthusiasm.
149: Environmentalism.
150: Equality.
151: Equality of Opportunity.
152: Equity.
153: Essentialism.
154: Euergetism.
155: Eugenics.
156: Evangelicalism.
157: Event.
158: Evolution.
159: Exception.
160: Existentialism.
161: Explanation.
162: Exploitation.