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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
Since its initial publication in 1997, Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology has risen to prominence as the definitive collection of seminal readings in post-war political philosophy. Unparalleled in the breadth and scope of its coverage, this newly-revised third edition has been expanded to include forty-nine contemporary and classic selections from some of the most distinguished scholars in this increasingly active area of research. These essays trace the evolution of political philosophy as a contemporary practice and raise important questions about recent developments in the discipline and the impact of current political events.
Edited by two of the field’s most highly-respected scholars, the third edition retains many of the rich, wide-ranging essays that gave the book its initial acclaim while expanding sections on international affairs and political oppression, and contextualizing some of the most active and divisive disciplinary debates. Essays explore topics in economics, law, justice, and national sovereignty across the analytic and continental divide, and represent a diversity of political and ideological positions, balancing traditional liberal scholarship with more radical work and including interdisciplinary voices in politics, law, and economics.
Together with the Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, Second Edition (Wiley Blackwell, 2012), Goodin and Pettit’s anthology forms the bedrock of a systematic and comprehensive introduction to political philosophy for advanced students and research-active scholars.
Robert E. Goodin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Social and Political Theory at Australian National University and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. The Founding Editor of The Journal of Political Philosophy, he has published many books, including A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, Second Edition (Wiley Blackwell 2012, with P. Pettit). His book Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom (2008 with J.M. Rice, A. Parpo, and L. Eriksson) was awarded the International Social Science Council’s Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research.
Philip Pettit is L. S. Rockefeller University Professor of Human Values at Princeton University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. He is fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Working in moral and political philosophy, and on background issues in the philosophy of mind, he is the author of a number of books, including On the People’s Terms, which won the David and Elaine Spitz prize for 2014, and The Birth of Ethics, which appeared in 2018.
Part I Doing Political Philosophy
1 Realism and Moralism in Political Theory
2 What Do We Want from a Theory of Justice?
4 Political Political Theory: An Inaugural Lecture
Part II State and Society
5 The State
6 State Simplification
James C. Scott
7 The Liberal State
Catharine A. MacKinnon
8 The Market and the Forum: Three Varieties of Political Theory
9 Invoking Civil Society
Part III Democracy
10 The Public Sphere
11 Procedural Democracy
Robert A. Dahl
12 Deliberation and Democratic Legitimacy
13 Dealing with Difference: A Politics of Ideas or a Politics of Presence?
14 A “Selection Model” of Political Representation
Part IV Justice
15 Justice as Fairness
16 Nozick’s Entitlements
17 Justice Engendered
18 Political Responsibility and Structural Injustice
Iris Marion Young
19 Superseding Historic Injustice
Part V Rights
20 Are There Any Natural Rights?
H. L. A. Hart
21 Taking Rights Seriously
Ronald M. Dworkin
22 Basic Rights
23 The Dark Side of Human Rights
24 A Defense of Abortion
Judith Jarvis Thomson
25 Justice and Minority Rights
Part VI Liberty
26 Two Concepts of Liberty
27 What's Wrong with Negative Liberty?
28 A Third Concept of Liberty
29 Libertarian Paternalism
Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
30 Political Liberalism and Religion: On Separation and Establishment
Part VII Equality
31 Complex Equality
32 Equality of What?
33 Equality and Priority
34 Chance, Choice and Justice
35 What Is the Point of Equality?
Elizabeth S. Anderson
Part VIII Oppression
36 Power, Right, Truth
37 The Domination Contract
38 Race, Sex, and Indifference
39 Respecting Beliefs and Rebuking Rushdie
40 The Structure of Proletarian Unfreedom
G. A. Cohen
41 What’s Wrong with Colonialism
Part IX International Affairs
42 Just War: The Case of World War II
G. E. M. Anscombe
43 National Self-determination
Avishai Margalit and Joseph Raz
44 The Ethical Significance of Nationality
45 The Romance of the Nation-State
46 Democracy: From City-States to a Cosmopolitan Order?
47 Transnationalizing the Public Sphere
48 Migration and Poverty
49 Humanity and Justice in Global Perspective