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Applying Political Theory Issues and Debates by Katherine Smits
  

Applying Political Theory Issues and Debates

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Applying Political Theory Issues and Debates by Katherine Smits

Fully revised and extended, the new edition of this innovative and engaging textbook introduces the central elements of political theory from an applied perspective. Focusing on 12 high-profile contemporary social and political case studies, both domestic and global, this text shows how political theory illuminates and helps makes sense of important debates in public life. This is the perfect introduction for students interested in how political theory can be used to help us solve the political questions of our time, whether at a beginner's level, or building upon an introduction to theories and concepts.

Reviews

'Written with both vigour and clarity, and drawing on a wealth of examples taken from a range of different societies, this unique book successfully demonstrates how political theory can address real world controversies whilst also introducing the major branches of moral and political philosophy.' - Andrew Shorten, University of Limerick 'Drawing on a truly impressive range of case studies and salient examples to highlight theoretical points and illuminate the underlying arguments, this is a highly engaging introduction to political theory which shows how issues which have long engaged theorists remain highly relevant for policy makers and citizens today.' - Luis Cabrera, Griffith University, Australia'


About the Author

Katherine Smits is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She writes and teaches in political theory, and is the author of Reconstructing Liberal Pluralism: From Interest to Identity (2005) and the co-editor of Feminist Moments: Reading Feminist Texts (2015). She is an award-winning teacher, and has published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of liberal political theory - historical and modern, multiculturalism, identity politics, feminist political thought and nationalism.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2016

Author

Katherine Smits

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Publisher

Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Paperback
312 pages

Categories

Political science & theory

ISBN

9781137426819

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