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Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology, 3rd Edition



Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology, 3rd Edition

Robert E. Goodin (Editor), Philip Pettit (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-15418-1 April 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 736 Pages

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The revised and updated edition of Goodin and Pettit’s highly-acclaimed contemporary political philosophy anthology, bringing together the field’s most important readings in a single volume

Unparalleled in the breadth and scope of its coverage, this newly-revised third edition traces the evolution of political philosophy as a contemporary practice, and raises important questions about the impact of current political events.

  • Fully updated to include 49 contemporary and classic selections from the most distinguished scholars in political philosophy
  • Offers expanded coverage of international affairs and political oppression
  • Includes essays which represent a diversity of political and ideological positions, and features interdisciplinary voices in politics, law, and economics
  • Edited by two of the field’s most highly-respected scholars
  • The ideal collection of primary readings to accompany the Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, Second Edition (Wiley Blackwell, 2012) for coursework in political philosophy

Preface ix

Part I Doing Political Philosophy 1

1 Realism and Moralism in Political Theory 3
Bernard Williams

2 What Do We Want from a Theory of Justice? 13
Amartya Sen

3 Utopophobia 26
David Estlund

4 Political Political Theory: An Inaugural Lecture 37
Jeremy Waldron

Part II State and Society 53

5 The State 55
Quentin Skinner

6 State Simplification 77
James C. Scott

7 The Liberal State 105
Catharine A. Mackinnon

8 The Market and the Forum: Three Varieties of Political Theory 116
Jon Elster

9 Invoking Civil Society 130
Charles Taylor

Part III Democracy 141

10 The Public Sphere 143
Jürgen Habermas

11 Procedural Democracy 147
Robert A. Dahl

12 Deliberation and Democratic Legitimacy 165
Joshua Cohen

13 Dealing with Difference: A Politics of Ideas or a Politics of Presence? 177
Anne Phillips

14 A “Selection Model” of Political Representation 188
Jane Mansbridge

Part IV Justice 207

15 Justice as Fairness 209
John Rawls

16 Nozick’s Entitlements 224
Onora O’neill

17 Justice Engendered 233
Martha Minow

18 Political Responsibility and Structural Injustice 253
Iris Marion Young

19 Superseding Historic Injustice 263
Jeremy Waldron

Part V Rights 279

20 Are There Any Natural Rights? 281
H. L. A. Hart

21 Taking Rights Seriously 289
Ronald M. Dworkin

22 Basic Rights 301
Henry Shue

23 The Dark Side of Human Rights 315
Onora O’neill

24 A Defense of Abortion 324
Judith Jarvis Thomson

25 Justice and Minority Rights 334
Will Kymlicka

Part VI Liberty 357

26 Two Concepts of Liberty 359
Isaiah Berlin

27 What’s Wrong with Negative Liberty? 376
Charles Taylor

28 A Third Concept of Liberty 386
Quentin Skinner

29 Libertarian Paternalism 403
Richard H. Thaler And Cass R. Sunstein

30 Political Liberalism and Religion: On Separation and Establishment 408
Cécile Laborde

Part VII Equality 421

31 Complex Equality 423
Michael Walzer

32 Equality of What? 439
Amartya Sen

33 Equality and Priority 450
Derek Parfit

34 Chance, Choice, and Justice 461
Brian Barry

35 What Is the Point of Equality? 471
Elizabeth S. Anderson

Part VIII Oppression 501

36 Power, Right, Truth 503
Michel Foucault

37 The Domination Contract 511
Charles Mills

38 Race, Sex, and Indifference 525
Carole Pateman

39 Respecting Beliefs and Rebuking Rushdie 545
Peter Jones

40 The Structure of Proletarian Unfreedom 561
G. A. Cohen

41 What’s Wrong with Colonialism 577
Lea Ypi

Part IX International Affairs 595

42 Just War: The Case of World War II 597
G. E. M. Anscombe

43 National Self‐determination 609
Avishai Margalit and Joseph Raz

44 The Ethical Significance of Nationality 622
David Miller

45 The Romance of the Nation‐State 632
David Luban

46 Democracy: From City‐States to a Cosmopolitan Order? 636
David Held

47 Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Postwestphalian World 658
Nancy Fraser

48 Migration and Poverty 672
Thomas Pogge

49 Humanity and Justice in Global Perspective 682
Brian Barry

Index 697