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A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, 2 Volume Set, 2nd Edition

Robert E. Goodin (Editor), Philip Pettit (Editor), Thomas W. Pogge (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3653-2
952 pages
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars.
  • New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle
  • Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major related disciplines, such as economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology
  • Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism
  • Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war
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Volume I.

Preface to the First Edition ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Contributors xii

Introduction xvi

PART I: DISCIPLINARY CONTRIBUTIONS 3

1 Analytical Philosophy 5
PHILIP PETTIT

2 Continental Philosophy 36
DAVID WEST

3 History 69
RICHARD TUCK

4 Sociology 88
KIERAN HEALY

5 Economics 118
GEOFFREY BRENNAN

6 International Political Economy 153
RICHARD HIGGOTT

7 Political Science 183
ROBERT E. GOODIN

8 International Relations 214
HELEN V. MILNER

9 Legal Studies 226
TOM CAMPBELL

PART II: MAJOR IDEOLOGIES 255

10 Anarchism 257
RICHARD SYLVAN with ROBERT SPARROW

11 Conservatism 285
ANTHONY QUINTON with ANNE NORTON

12 Cosmopolitanism 312
THOMAS POGGE

13 Feminism 332
JANE MANSBRIDGE and SUSAN MOLLER OKIN

14 Liberalism 360
ALAN RYAN

15 Marxism 383
BARRY HINDESS

16 Fundamentalisms 403
R. SCOTT APPLEBY

17 Socialism 414
PETER SELF with MICHAEL FREEDEN

Volume II.

Contributors.

PART III: SPECIAL TOPICS 441

18 Autonomy 443
GERALD DWORKIN

19 Civil Society 452
RAINER FORST

20 Community and Multiculturalism 463
WILL KYMLICKA

21 Contract and Consent 478
JEAN HAMPTON

22 Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law 493
C. L. TEN

23 Corporatism and Syndicalism 503
BOB JESSOP

24 Criminal Justice 511
NICOLA LACEY

25 Democracy 521
AMY GUTMANN

26 Dirty Hands 532
C. A. J. COADY

27 Discourse 541
ERNESTO LACLAU

28 Distributive Justice 548
PETER VALLENTYNE

29 Efficiency 563
RUSSELL HARDIN

30 Environmentalism 572
JOHN PASSMORE with STEPHEN GARDINER

31 Equality 593
RICHARD J. ARNESON

32 Federalism 612
WILLIAM H. RIKER with ANDREAS FØLLESDAL

33 Historical Justice 621
MARTHA MINOW

34 Human Rights 628
CHARLES R. BEITZ

35 International Distributive Justice 638
PHILIPPE VAN PARIJS

36 Intellectual Property 653
SEANA VALENTINE SHIFFRIN

37 Just War 669
JEFF McMAHAN

38 Legitimacy 678
RICHARD E. FLATHMAN

39 Liberty 685
CHANDRAN KUKATHAS

40 Personhood 699
TIMOTHY MULGAN

41 Power 709
FRANK LOVETT

42 Property 719
ANDREW REEVE

43 Republicanism 729
KNUD HAAKONSSEN

44 Responsibility: Personal, Collective, Corporate 736
CHRISTOPHER HEATH WELLMAN

45 Rights 745
JEREMY WALDRON

46 Secession and Nationalism 755
ALLEN BUCHANAN

47 Sociobiology 767
ALLAN GIBBARD

48 Sovereignty and Humanitarian Military Intervention 781
MICHAEL DOYLE

49 The State 793
PATRICK DUNLEAVY

50 States of Emergency 804
DAVID DYZENHAUS

51 Toleration 813
STEPHEN MACEDO

52 Totalitarianism 821
EUGENE KAMENKA

53 Trust and Social Capital 830
BO ROTHSTEIN

54 Virtue 842
WILLIAM A. GALSTON

55 Welfare 852
ALAN HAMLIN

Index 865

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Robert E. Goodin is a Distinguished Professor jointly of Philosophy and of Social & Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. General Editor of a 10-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science and founding editor of Blackwell's Journal of Political Philosophy, Goodin served as co-editor of the British Journal of Political Science and Associate Editor of Ethics.


Philip Pettit, formerly of the Australian National University, is now L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. He works in moral and political theory and on background issues in philosophical psychology and social ontology.


Thomas Pogge is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and Professorial Fellow at the ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. He is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science.
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  • Expanded second edition brings together fifty-five chapters on current thinking in political philosophy in a two volume set
  • New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle
  • Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major related disciplines, such as economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology
  • Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism
  • Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war
See More
“The Companion will serve as a useful resource for undergraduates and researchers alike. The diverse selection of expert contributors is impressive.” (ARBA Online, March 2009)

"Strongly recommended. University libraries catering for courses in politics, philosophy, law or the social sciences will all find useful material here, and should consider it for acquisition." (Reference Reviews, February 2009)

"As a whole the volume serves as a fine survey for the advanced undergraduate student and a good reference work for the professional seeking connections to ideas outside a narrow specialization. Summing Up: Recommended." (CHOICE)

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