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Issues in Political Theory

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With a focus on real-world problems and debates, Issues in Political Theory is the clearest and most engaging introduction to political theory and how it is applied to address a range of global challenges. Its team of expert contributors introduce students to important concepts, key thinkers, and major texts in political theory, while extended case studies at the end of each chapter show students how to apply theoretical ideas to real contemporary issues
and debates.

The text is supported by online resources, which include additional case studies intended to give students confidence in using theory to shed light on key issues, and a range of additional teaching and learning resources.

List of contents

Robert Jubb, Catriona McKinnon, and Patrick Tomlin: Introduction; 1 Keith Hyams: Political Obligation; 2 Ian Carter: Liberty; 3 Massimo Renzo: Crime and Punishment; 4 Thomas Christiano: Democracy; 5 David Owen: Power; 6 Jonathan Wolff: Equality and Social Justice; 7 Anna Elisabetta Galeotti: Toleration; 8 Monica Mookherjee: Multiculturalism; 9 Clare Chambers: Gender; 10 Zofia Stemplowska: Global Poverty; 11 Tom Campbell: Human Rights; 12 Sarah Fine: Sovereignty and Borders; 13 Helen Frowe: War and Intervention; 14 Simon Caney: The Environment

About the author

Catriona McKinnon is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Reading.

Robert Jubb is Associate Professor in Political Philosophy at the University of Reading.

Patrick Tomlin is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Warwick.


With a focus on real-world issues and an extensive range of thought-provoking case studies, Issues in Political Theory provides the clearest, most engaging introduction to political theory and how it is applied to address the most important issues confronting the world today.

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Engagingly written, attractive in its format and presentation, and provides a good balance between real-world issues and introductory political theory.


The best introduction to the study of political theory... It provides a clear, concise, and structured introduction to the most important themes and debates in the field, and proposes a wide palate of concepts and approaches to reflect the diversity of political theory. Charles Devellennes, Kent University

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