A History of Political Thought | Subrata Mukherjee & Sushila Ramaswamy - PHI
Print Book ISBN : 9788120343894
Edition : SECOND EDITION
Pages : 576
Binding : Paperback
Preface • Preface to the First Edition
1. WHAT IS POLITICAL THEORY?
4. NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI
5. THOMAS HOBBES
6. JOHN LOCKE
7. JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
8. IMMANUEL KANT
9. EDMUND BURKE
10. JEREMY BENTHAM
11. MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT
12. GEORGE WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL
13. JOHN STUART MILL
14. KARL MARX
Appendix • Bibliography • References
Author Index • Subject Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SUBRATA MUKHERJEE (PhD, Indiana) has been a Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. He was a Fulbright-Hays Grantee and was the convener of the University Grants Commission’s Committee on Development of Curriculum for Political Science and Public Administration in 2001. He is also on the Editorial board of Korea Observer and is the author of Gandhian Thought and Marxist Interpretation and Essays in Marxist Theory and Practice.
SUSHILA RAMASWAMY is an Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. Having an academic experience of more than two decades, Dr. Ramaswamy has received the Fullbright Postdoctoral fellowship and a teaching fellow at the National University of Singapore. She received the University Grants Commission’s Research Award for three years from 2004 –2007. She has co-authored a book A History of Political Thought: From Plato to Marx for PHI Learning.
This lucidly written text, in its second edition, continues to provide a comprehensive study of the classical political tradition from Plato to Marx. The book elucidates the fascinating evolution of the history of political ideas, through the works of thirteen key political thinkers — which includes Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hegel and Marx.
The text highlights the decline and revival of classical political theory and portrays the clash of universalism vs. localism in the classical tradition. It focuses on the recent interpretations of the classical texts, for instance, feasibility of the ideal State in Plato; civic humanism and republicanism in Machiavelli; the radicalism of Locke, and the contributions to the woman’s cause by John Stuart Mill.
The text is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Political Science of various universities, and for all those who are appearing for the civil services examinations.
This book is recommended in Nagaland University, Nagaland for B.A. (Pass and Hons.), Manipur University, Manipur, Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal for M.A. (Political Science), Gour Banga University, West Bengal for M.A. Political Science, University of Burdwan, West Bengal for B.A. (Hons.), Calcutta University, West Bengal for B.A.
NEW TO THIS EDITION :
Inclusion of two important liberal thinkers, Mary Wollstonecraft, the founder of liberal feminism, and Immanuel Kant, a de-ontological liberal.
Addition of an Appendix on John Rawls who is credited as a seminal thinker of contemporary times, having played a crucial role in the revival of normative political theory.