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Interpreting political responsibility : essays 1981-1989, John Dunn

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Interpreting political responsibility : essays 1981-1989
Title
Interpreting political responsibility
Title remainder
essays 1981-1989
Statement of responsibility
John Dunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume one of the leading political theorists of our time addresses what he believes is the major task of political theory: showing human beings how they have good reason to act in the historical situation in which they find themselves. Dunn argues that humans today depend more abjectly and extensively than ever before on the capacity of some of our number for skillful political action. There are many reasons for this dependence: closely linked nuclear-threat and financial systems, massive trade flows that sustain or imperil the well-being of all modern populations, and the awesome scale of the unintended ecological effects of human production. Why has modern political theory failed to relate these factors systematically to one another and to provide people with adequate reasons for action? To answer this twin query, Dunn brilliantly deploys the resources of the historical development of Western political thinking, in counterpoint with some of the main lessons of international political economy. The concluding essay reasserts that the classical virtue of prudence has a central place in contemporary politics. The conditions of modern politics, it maintains, require the exercise of prudence not merely by political, military, and economic leaders, but also by the populace at large. Overall, this selection of Dunn's most influential work of the past decade reflects his remarkable range of interestsincluding Locke's ideological importance, the nature of trust in politics, rights, liberty, responsibility at a national level, postcolonial African politics, and political community. The book will be required reading for students from a variety of disciplines. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, John
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political leadership
  • Prudence
  • Responsibility
  • International economic relations
  • Political science
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • International economic relations
  • Political leadership
  • Political science
  • Prudence
  • Responsibility
  • International economic relations
  • Political leadership
  • Political science
  • Political Science, other
  • Political science
  • Political Science
  • Prudence
  • Responsibility
  • Social Sciences
  • Politik
Label
Interpreting political responsibility : essays 1981-1989, John Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Revolution
  • 7. Country Risk: Social and Cultural Aspects
  • 8. Responsibility without Power: States and the Incoherence of the Modern Conception of the Political Good
  • 9. The Politics of Representation and Good Government in Post-colonial Africa
  • 10. Unger's Politics and the Appraisal of Political Possibility
  • 11. Elusive Community: The Political Theory of Charles Taylor
  • 12. Reconceiving the Content and Character of Modern Political Community
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What is Living and What is Dead in the Political Theory of John Locke?
  • 3. Trust and Political Agency
  • 4. Rights and Political Conflict
  • 5. Liberty as a Substantive Political Value
Control code
ocn889254963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400861453
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400861453
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7363zt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254963
Label
Interpreting political responsibility : essays 1981-1989, John Dunn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Revolution
  • 7. Country Risk: Social and Cultural Aspects
  • 8. Responsibility without Power: States and the Incoherence of the Modern Conception of the Political Good
  • 9. The Politics of Representation and Good Government in Post-colonial Africa
  • 10. Unger's Politics and the Appraisal of Political Possibility
  • 11. Elusive Community: The Political Theory of Charles Taylor
  • 12. Reconceiving the Content and Character of Modern Political Community
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What is Living and What is Dead in the Political Theory of John Locke?
  • 3. Trust and Political Agency
  • 4. Rights and Political Conflict
  • 5. Liberty as a Substantive Political Value
Control code
ocn889254963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400861453
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400861453
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7363zt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254963

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