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An introduction to political thought: a conceptual toolkit

Roberts, Peredur Mark and Sutch, Peter David Edward 2004. An introduction to political thought: a conceptual toolkit. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Abstract

This textbook is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of politica l thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary. By mastering these vocabularies, students will be able to engage more deeply and confidently with political thought and the moral and political worlds in which they live. Organised chronologically to trace the history of political thought, the book follows a unique dual structure which introduces both key thinkers and core concepts. Each chapter is written bearing in mind this two-tier organisation and explicitly draws out important elements of both the historical and conceptual vocabularies. On completion, the student will be equipped with an historical and conceptual map to orient them in further study, as well as a clear grasp of the basic vocabulary in which such study is undertaken.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Additional Information: Also translated into Swedish: 'Politiskt tänkande: en introduktion', Stockholm: Studentlitteratur, 2007. ISBN 9789144021232
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748616800
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 01:32
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/10006

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