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Published: 14 March 2019

360 Pages


ISBN: 9780198784067

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Issues in Political Theory

Fourth Edition

Catriona McKinnon, Robert Jubb, and Patrick Tomlin

  • Comprehensive coverage of the most important and influential areas of political theory makes this text suitable for a wide range of modules.
  • Case studies showcasing contemporary issues demonstrate political theory and its implications in action.
  • A clear writing style and a range of helpful learning features make this text an ideal introduction for those studying political theory for the first time.
  • Contributions from leading scholars offer students a variety of perspectives.
  • A focus on issues throughout highlights key debates and helps students to develop a critical approach to their studies.

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters on liberty, global poverty, sovereignty and borders, and the environment provide students with fresh insight on important debates in political theory.
  • A range of new case studies - including those on same-sex marriage, racial inequality, sweatshop labour, and Brexit - demonstrate the relevance of political theory to current real-world issues.
  • Two new editors, Robert Jubb (University of Reading) and Patrick Tomlin (University of Warwick), join the editorial team, offering new expert perspectives on key political ideas.

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