Background Reading for Translators:
  1. McKinnon, Catriona: Issues in Political Theory Paperback – 15 Dec 2011


Issues in Political Theory provides a cutting-edge introduction to the key concepts in the field. Longstanding debates about, for example. democracy and liberty are examined alongside contemporary ‘hot topics’, including multiculturalism and the environment. Each chapter includes an in-depth case study to highlight the relevance of theory to politics in practice and has been written by a leading thinker, at the forefront of the debate. Authoritative yet accessible, it is essential reading for students of political theory at any level.

The second edition includes a new chapter on intergenerational justice and has been updated throughout.

Issues in Political Theory is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre with the following features for students and lecturers:

For students:

Additional case studies for each chapter
Flash card glossary
Key thinkers
Links to OUP journal articles
Annotated web links

For registered adopters of the textbook:

Class activities
Essay questions

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: OUP Oxford; 2 edition (15 Dec. 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0199572828

ISBN-13: 978-0199572823

Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 2 x 19 cm

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2. Lang, Anthony F Jr: International Political Theory Paperback – 14 Nov 2014


This innovative text explores international relations with the tools of political theory. In so doing, it contributes to and advances the idea of international political theory. The book focuses on four key concepts – authority, rules, rights, and responsibilities – and four important topics – wealth, violence, nature and belief. In each of these areas, the book draws on key figures in political theory to explore, explain and evaluate the current global order. Chapters address such contested issues as humanitarian intervention, LGBT rights, climate change, and our collective responsibilities for alleviating global poverty. The book invites students into a conversation about international political theory, one that will help orient them in an increasingly complicated and pluralist international order.

Paperback: 256 pages

Publisher: Palgrave Higher Education (14 Nov. 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0230292046

ISBN-13: 978-0230292048

Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm

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3. Collins, Alan: Contemporary Security Studies Paperback – 13 Dec 2012


Paperback: 516 pages

Publisher: OUP Oxford; 3 edition (13 Dec. 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 019969477X

ISBN-13: 978-0199694778

Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 2.5 x 18.8 cm

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