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The Politics of Community free pdf Community is one of the most widely used yet also one of the most complex concepts in modern political thought. This book provides an introduction to the concept, showing how philosophical ideas can be used in political practice. The aims of the book are: - to provide a critical analysis of the historical use of the concept of community in political philosophy and sociological theory - to demonstrate the problems that emanate from the division between communitarianism and liberalism - to contrast the orthodox views on communitarianism of conservative thinkers in the UK and USA with more radical and egalitarian perspectives - to consider possible new ways of thinking about notions of community in relation to social and economic policies - to show the relevance of community to debates about democracy, pluralism, difference and the future of the state and civil society While other books consider either the philosophical or the policy elements of community, this book is unique in drawing together these strands and demonstrating their links. As such it is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students, grounding abstract and quite difficult theory in contemporary situations.

About Adrian Little

Adrian Little is Associate Professor and Reader in Political Theory and Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is author of The Political Thought of Andre Gortz (1996), Post-Industrial Socialism: Towards a New Politics of Welfare (1998), The Politics of Community: Theory and Practice (2002), Democracy and Northern Ireland: Beyond the Liberal Paradigm? (2004) and Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence (2008).

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Author : Adrian Little
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Data Published : 05 March 2002
ISBN : 0748615431
EAN : 9780748615438
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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