a beginner´s guide
- ISBN: 9781509531349
- Editorial: Polity Press
- Fecha de la edición: 2019
- Lugar de la edición: Cambridge. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 183
- Idiomas: Inglés
Is democracy the best form of government? What does it mean to be ‘free’? Why should we obey the government?
In this highly accessible and engaging new introductory textbook, Pete Woodcock examines all these questions and more in a compact outline of the basics of political theory. He takes students step-by-step through the most important answers given by history’s most famous thinkers to the most fundamental questions in politics, covering topics ranging from liberty and justice to gender and revolution.
This new 101 guide to the basics of political theory contains all the essentials for students starting out in political theory, while never being dull. It contains a range of features, including textboxes, study questions and activities, to help students learn effectively. It will be core reading for anyone doing an introductory course in political theory.
Chapter one: introduction
Chapter two: what is the nature of politics?
Chapter three: is humanity nasty or nice?
Chapter four: why should I obey the state?
Chapter five: is democracy the best form of government?
Chapter six: when can my freedom be restricted?
Chapter seven: what would a just society look like?
Chapter eight: why have women been ignored in the history of political thought?
Chapter nine: when is revolution against government justified?
Chapter ten: conclusion – ideologies