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A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy (ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines)

By Harvey C. Mansfield

Behind the day-by-day headlines on presidential races and native elections is the speculation of the polity—or what the top of our politics can be. Harvard’s Harvey C. Mansfield, one in all America’s major political theorists, explains why our quest for the nice lifestyles needs to deal with the kind of executive we search to uphold. He directs our gaze to the thinkers and philosophies and vintage works that experience proved such a lot influential through the ages.

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The Morality of Freedom

By Joseph Raz

Ranging over significant problems with morals and politics and the character of freedom and authority, this research examines the function of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of damage within the liberal culture, and relates them to primary ethical questions akin to the relation of values to social kinds, the comparison of values, and the importance of non-public commitments.

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Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace

By Hans J. Morgenthau

Morgenthau seeks to improve a finished idea of overseas politics, which he phrases political realism. not like idealism (which assumes the “essential goodness and limitless malleability of human nature and the power of politics to stay as much as ethical standards), realism assumes that the realm consists of opposing pursuits and clash between them is inevitable. Realism is essentially keen on energy instead of morality or fabric pursuits. Morgenthau contains powerful assumptions approximately human nature – people aren't certainly solid and clash is the normal end result of the quest for strength, now not of confusion.

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Democracy After Liberalism: Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics

This ebook significantly evaluates liberalism, the dominant try out within the culture of political philosophy to supply a philosophical starting place for democracy, and argues for a perception of deliberative democracy to satisfy this want.

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Terrorism and the Right to Resist: A Theory of Just Revolutionary War

The phrases 'rebellion' and 'revolution' have won renewed prominence within the vocabulary of global politics and so has the query of justifiable armed 'resistance'. during this ebook Christopher J. Finlay extends simply warfare concept to supply a rigorous and systematic account of the best to withstand oppression and of the sorts of armed strength it might probably justify. He specifies the situations within which rebels have the best to assert attractiveness as valid actors in progressive wars opposed to household tyranny and injustice and wars of liberation opposed to wrongful international career and colonialism. Arguing that violence is permissible in simple terms in a slim variety of circumstances, Finlay exhibits that the foundations of engagement fluctuate in the course of and among diversified conflicts and explores the potential of abnormal strategies to turn into justifiable, corresponding to non-uniformed guerrillas and civilian hide, the assassination of political leaders and regime officers, and the waging of terrorist struggle opposed to civilian goals.

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