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Theories of the State The Politics of Liberal Democracy

by Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O'Leary

Theories of the State The Politics of Liberal Democracy Synopsis

A major introductory textbook for students of politics, sociology and public administration on theories of the state and of politics. The five core chapters each introduce a major school of thought providing a substantial analysis of the methodology and philosophy, as well as the main objections and criticisms to which each has given rise. The theories and examples are drawn from a wide range of industrial societies.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333386989
Publication date: 27th May 1987
Author: Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O'Leary
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Politics & government,

About Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O'Leary

Author Patrick Dunleavy: Patrick is a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, London. He has authored numerous books and academic articles in political science, including co-authoring Theories of the Democratic State. He is currently general editor of five major LSE blogs, and he co-directs the Democratic Audit of the UK. Patrick is author of Authoring a PhD. He also blogs on research-level writing for PhDers, early career researchers and academics at He tweets @PJDunleavy.

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