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Living Political Ideas By Geoff Andrews

Living Political Ideas

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This book aims to show that political ideas, theories, ideologies 'live', in two senses -- ordinary people live their consequences, and they change and adapt with the rhythms of political life. It explores key political ideas in depth, interrogating them through historical and conceptual analysis and case materials.

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Living Political Ideas by Geoff Andrews

All too often introductions to political theory and ideology are dry, lacking in contemporary resonance, and seem to assume that ideas are detached from political practice. This book aims to show that political ideas, theories, ideologies 'live', in two senses -- ordinary people live their consequences, and they change and adapt with the rhythms of political life. It explores in depth selected key political ideas, interrogating them through historical and conceptual analysis, and a range of case materials. Chapters cover political legitimacy, nationalism and national self-determination, dissent and ideology, and social justice. There is also an extended reflection on the ideas of 'theory' and 'ideology' themselves. The emphasis throughout is on accessibility to readers who are new to the subject. Key Features * An innovative, lively and accessible introduction to political theory * Offers thorough and readable snapshots of justice, dissent, ideology and nationalism * Shows how political theories and ideologies operate on an everyday basis See also: Politics and Ethics Review, Parliamentary History

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About Geoff Andrews


Geoff Andrews is a Lecturer in Politics and Staff Tutor at The Open University. Michael Saward is Professor of Politics at the Open University. His most recent book is Democracy (Polity Press, 2003).

Table of Contents


1. Political Legitimacy; Vivienne Brown; 2. Them and Us: National Self-Determination as a Living Political Idea; Michael Saward; 3. Dissent and the Re-invention of Politics; Geoff Andrews; 4. Searching for Social Justice; David Middleton; 5. The Uses of Theory; Mark Smith.

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GOR001716258
Living Political Ideas by Geoff Andrews
Geoff Andrews
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Edinburgh University Press
2005-03-02
208
0748619720
9780748619726
N/A
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