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Major Works: Political Theory

You are currently browsing 31–40 of 65 new and published major works in the subject of Political Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Authority and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 5)

    By April Carter

    This book debates the nature and functions of authority: it examines how far our inherited images of authority derive from an aristocratic and traditional order and considers which models of authority are still relevant in a democratic and rationalist society. It discusses the characteristics of...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6)

    By April Carter

    This study focuses primarily on the nature of "direct action" in relation to contemporary movements, and considers the role of direct action methods in past campaigns for constitutional and social rights. Boycotts, sit-ins, obstructions, civil disobedience and other unconstitutional forms of...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Bureaucracy and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 7)

    By Eva Etzioni-Halevy

    Although a powerful, independent bureaucracy poses a threat to democracy, it is indispensable to its proper functioning. This book provides an overview of the complex relationship between bureaucracy and the politics of democracy and is essential reading for students of sociology, political science...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Annihilation and Utopia (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 8)

    By Errol E. Harris

    Originally published in 1966. The main purpose of this book is not philosophical speculation, but to draw the obvious conclusions from political and historical facts about the prospects and methods of human political survival. The central theme is developed in the context of problems which cause...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Study of Comparative Government and Politics (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 10)

    By Gunnar Heckscher

    Originally published in 1957, the first part of the book discusses the general problems of approach, classification, typology and terminology, and examines ancillary fields of study and the methods of teaching comparative government. Part Two is concerned with studies of particular areas,...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  6. On Justifying Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 11)

    By William Nelson

    This book analyzes and assesses theories of democracy emanating from studies in a variety of disciplines, and proposes answers to a wide range of questions in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of law and democratic theory. Taken together, these answers constitute the basis for a theory...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Political Representation and Elections in Britain (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 12)

    By Peter Pulzer

    Originally published in 1972, this edition includes expanded sections on class and voting and elites and participation in modern democracy. Many popular misconceptions - about the militancy of party activists, the relations between MPs and constituents, the role of TV and the fairness of the...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Government and the Governed (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 13)

    By Douglas Wass

    This book, originally published in 1983 examines how effectively in Britain central government is equipped to secure efficiency and responsiveness and argues that as a result of shifts in the balance of power between the executive arm of government in Whitehall and the legislature in Parliament,...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Political Science (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 14)

    An Outline For The Intending Student of Government, Politics and Political Science

    By H. Victor Wiseman

    This book, originally published in 1959, makes explicit the social principles which underlie the procedures and political practice of the modern democratic state. The authors take the view that in the modern welfare state there are problems connected with the nature of law, with concepts like...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Mini-Set A: American Politics: 3-Volume Set

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Political Science

    Mini-set A: American Politics reprints the following 3 volumes, originally published in 1967, 1968 and 1971 respectively. The Politics of John F Kennedy, Anglo-American Democracy and Labour in American Politics. Together they provide a thorough analysis of the two political systems....

    Published October 4th 2009 by Routledge