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Political Theory: A Beginner's Guide

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Political Theory: A Beginner's Guide

Pete Woodcock

ISBN: 978-1-509-53134-9 January 2020 Polity 176 Pages

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Is democracy the best form of government? What does it mean to be ‘free’? Why should we obey the government?
 
In this highly accessible and engaging new introductory textbook, Pete Woodcock examines all these questions and more in a compact outline of the basics of political theory. He takes students step-by-step through the most important answers given by history’s most famous thinkers to the most fundamental questions in politics, covering topics ranging from liberty and justice to gender and revolution.
 
This new 101 guide to the basics of political theory contains all the essentials for students starting out in political theory, while never being dull. It contains a range of features, including textboxes, study questions and activities, to help students learn effectively. It will be core reading for anyone doing an introductory course in political theory.