This edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction
to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include
many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American
political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new
debates on political liberalism, deliberative democracy, civic
republicanism, nationalism and cultural pluralism. The book now
includes two new chapters on citizenship theory and
multiculturalism, in addition to updated chapters on
utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, socialism,
communitarianism, and feminism. The many thinkers discussed include
G. A. Cohen, Ronald Dworkin, William Galston , Carol Gilligan, R.
M. Hare, Catherine Mackinnon, David Miller, Philippe Van Parijs,
Susan Okin, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, John Roemer, Michael Sandel,
Charles Taylor, Michael Walzer, and Iris Young. Extended guides to
further reading have been added at the end of each chapter, listing
the most important books and articles on each school of thought, as
well as relevant journals and websites. Covering some of the most
advanced contemporary thinking, Will Kymlicka writes in an
engaging, accessible, and non-technical way to ensure the book is
suitable for readers approaching these concepts for the first time.
This second edition promises to build on the original edition's
success as a key text in the teaching of modern political theory.