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Title The Bloomsbury companion to political philosophy / edited by Andrew Fiala
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 271 pages)
Series Bloomsbury companions
Bloomsbury companions.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION ; POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, UTOPIA, AND REALISM; CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES AND ASSUMPTIONS; METAPOLITICS, POLITICAL THEORY, AND APPLIED POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY; UTOPIAN CONTEMPLATION AND PRACTICAL REASON; HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE?; JUSTICE, THE GOOD LIFE, AND POLITICAL EXHORTATION; PRECIS/SYNOPOSIS; 1 THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY ; 2 SOVEREIGNTY; GENEALOGY OF THE CONCEPT OF SOVEREIGNTY; CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY AND EMERGING ISSUES; CONCLUSION; 3 COSMOPOLITANISM; INTRODUCTION
Cosmopolitanism: two important distinctionswhat does cosmopolitan justice require?; are compatriots special?; must cosmopolitans reject any form of partiality?; is the matter of legitimate authority in the global domain problematic?; cosmopolitanism in the real world; 4 human rights; political theories of human rights; moral rights and international human rights; constraints on theories of human rights; five challenges against naturalistic theories; human rights as a cultural phenomenon; conclusion; 5 distributive justice; a libertarian approach to distributive justice
Further issues for research10 democratic theory; equality and autonomy; a theory of the democratic process: who is a citizen?; a theory of the democratic process: theories of democratic deliberation; justification of the democratic way of governance; 11 feminism and gender; introduction; relational identities and the ethics of care; justice and gender; democratic theory and gender; policy and feminist theory; global justice and gender; new frontiers; 12 immigration and borders; introduction; arguments for the state's right to exclude; self-determination arguments
Rawls's egalitarian viewother schemes of distribution; distributive justice and equality of opportunity; from theory to practice; global distributive justice; just distribution in the global sphere; why not global retributive justice and compensation; global distributive justice and global environmental justice; practices and aims of global distributive justice projects and initiatives; 6 reassessing punishment: retributive versus restorative justice ; just retribution; questioning retributive justice; 7 war; the state-centric conception of war (realism) and its presuppositions
Recent challenges to the state-centric model"military ethics" and the laws of war; jus in bello and professional military ethics; conclusion: recent developments in the understanding of postmodern war; 8 peace ; the nature of peace and the state of nature; historical and multicultural precedents; pacifisms; the peace of liberal, democratic capitalism; 9 liberal toleration; necessary and sufficient conditions for individual toleration; so-called paradoxes of toleration; toleration, the liberal state, and neutrality; the duty of civility and public reasons; justifications of toleration
Summary "The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy is the definitive guide to contemporary political philosophy. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Fourteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts, including Eduardo Mendieta and Gillian Brock, reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores a range of issues from the nature and history of political philosophy, sovereignty, distributive justice, democratic theory, feminist theory, to toleration, human rights, immigration, cosmopolitanism, peace, war, and the challenge of Eurocentrism in political philosophy. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources, and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone researching or working in political philosophy"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Fiala, Andrew, 1966- editor
ISBN 1441142177 (electronic bk)
9781441142177 (electronic bk)
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