Democracy and Political Theory
About the Book
This book examines the central questions of democracy and politics in modern societies. Through an analysis of some of the key texts of 19th and 20th century thought - from Marx, Michelet and de Tocqueville to Hannah Arendt - the author explores the ambiguities of democracy, the nature of human rights, the idea and the reality of revolution, the emergence of totalitarianism and the changing relations between politics, religion and the image of the body. While developing a highly original account of the nature of politics and power in modern societies, he links political reflection to the interpretation of history as an open, indeterminate process of which we are part. This work should interest specialists in social and political theory and philosophers.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780745604374
Acedemic Level: Academic_Level
Bood Data Readership Text: Undergraduate
Continuations: English
Depth: 20
Height: 165 mm
LCCN: 89194436
Pagination: 100 pages
Series Title: English
UK Availability: GXC
Year Of Publication: 1988
ISBN-10: 0745604374
Publisher: Polity Press
Binding: Hardback
Book Type: Academic_Level
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Gardner Classification Code: W01
Language: English
No of Pages: 100
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 25 mm
Width: 237 mm