Twentieth Century Political Theory: A Reader

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Stephen Eric Bronner
Psychology Press, 2005 - Political Science - 487 pages

A collaboration of more than 45 thinkers who form the canon of contemporary political thought--from John Dewey and Walter Benjamin to Malcolm X and Judith Butler.
Twentieth Century Political Theory fuses the needs of the more traditional course with the rapidly changing and extremely influential new approaches to the field. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, this volume includes essays by major figures like Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Sir Isaiah Berlin, John Dewey, W.E.B. Dubois, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Antonio Gramsci, V.I. Lenin, Jurgen Habermas, Adolph Hitler and others. Its range and innovative character will assuredly make this anthology the major primary work in political theory for many years to come.

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Contents

The Liberal Idea
3
Communitarianism and Culture
37
The Conservative Disposition
75
Anarchism and Freedom
117
Nationalism and Beyond
141
Democratic Socialism
169
Communism and Revolution
199
The Fascist Worldview
217
The Ballot or the Bullet
341
Nihilism in Black America
349
Gendered Experiences
357
The End of the Story?
369
On Sex Discrimination
381
The Masters Tools
393
Postmodern Perspectives
397
Charting the Future
419

Religion and Politics
249
Critical Theory
273
The AfricanAmerican Heritage
321
Letter from Birmingham Jail
329
Sources
467
Index
479
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Stephen Bronner is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals New Politics and New Political Science. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Moments of Decision (Routledge, 1992), which won APSA's Michael Harrington Book Award.

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