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Power Over Rationality
Power Over Rationality (February 1993)
The Bush Administration and the Gulf Crisis
Alex R. Hybel - Author

To most Americans, the Gulf War symbolizes the culmination of a highly sophisticated decision-making process within the Bush administration. In this highly readable and challenging book, Hybel demonstrates the shortcomings of such a view by using cognitive models to examine how the administration defined problems, identified goals, assessed alternatives, and selected options during the seven months preceding the start of the war.

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Dialectical Social Theory and Its Critics
Dialectical Social Theory and Its Critics (December 1992)
From Hegel to Analytical Marxism and Postmodernism
Tony Smith - Author

Establishes that dialectical social theory retains practical importance today and is, in fact, crucial to interdisciplinary attempts to construct a viable theory of the social world.

That there is a "Hegelian legacy" in Marx's writings is not in dispute. There is great controversy, however, over the extent to which this legacy should be affirmed or rejected. In fact, the Hegelian orientation toward Marx and toward...(Read More)
 
 
National Service, Citizenship, and Political Education
National Service, Citizenship, and Political Education (September 1992)
Eric B. Gorham - Author

"Political socialization has long been a theoretical sore spot in political science. Gorham has demonstrated its weaknesses as a conceptual scheme for interpreting citizenship, and he has opened up a new area of investigation for political scientists and theorists concerned about the current debates and proposals for a new national service. His argument has historical depth, theoretical rigor, and immediate practical implications."-- Steph...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Power
Rethinking Power (July 1992)
Thomas E. Wartenberg - Editor

The authors represent the cutting edge of current research into the concept of power. Among the topics discussed are power in social theory, feminist conceptions of power, power and sexuality, modes of oppression and domination, the significance of Foucault's theory of power, and power in market transactions. Included are contributions by Amelie Oksenberg Rorty, Terence Ball, Jeffrey Isaac, Thomas McCarthy, Gayatri Spivak, Iris Marion Young, Jean ...(Read More)
 
 
Environmentalism and Political Theory
Environmentalism and Political Theory (May 1992)
Toward an Ecocentric Approach
Robyn Eckersley - Author

"Green political theory is the most exciting new area of inquiry for political theory scholars. The author's scholarship significantly advances that inquiry. This area is also important for the future of life on planet Earth, as the presently dominant political theories are leading us to an environmental catastrophe. I have long perceived the need for this kind of book." --Lester Milbrath, State University of New York at Buffalo

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The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism
The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism (December 1991)
Kant, Rawls, and Habermas
Kenneth Baynes - Author

"This is an outstanding contribution to the theory of justice. In addition to well-researched, lucid, and insightful accounts of its three principals, it offers far and away the best discussion available of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Rawls and Habermas. Baynes has provided us with an instructive example of how the usual, but often artificial divide between Continental and Anglo-American political theory can be successfully bridged, i...(Read More)
 
 
Modern Political Theory and Contemporary Feminism
Modern Political Theory and Contemporary Feminism (September 1991)
A Dialectical Analysis
Jennifer Ring - Author

"Jennifer Ring's book is a significant step in feminist theory. She moves beyond old dichotomies, and beyond the rejection of all dichotomies, by establishing the value of a 'minimalist dialectics' drawn from Hegel and from Marx. She recasts familiar debates with fresh insights. Her book is scholarly but clear and accessible; it deserves a wide audience among political theorists and all participants in feminist discourse."-- Nannerl O. ...(Read More)
 
 
Political Obligation in a Liberal State
Political Obligation in a Liberal State (July 1989)
Steven M. DeLue - Author


The tension between the individualist view and the communalist view dominates current debate about liberal politics. DeLue establishes a basis for political discourse in a liberal society--an enlarged discourse that allows people of both views to be critically reflective citizens with the necessary strong sense of obligation to the state. DeLue describes this enlarged culture and prescribes what the state must do to nurture it....(Read More)
 
 
Women, the State, and Development
Women, the State, and Development (July 1989)
Sue Ellen M. Charlton - Editor
Jana Everett - Editor
Kathleen Staudt - Editor

This book reflects the most current scholarship on states, socioeconomic development, and feminist theory to emerge this decade. Addressed are issues such as the role of state policies and ideologies in defining gender differences, state influence over the boundaries between public and domestic spheres, state control over women's productive and reproductive lives, and the efforts of women to influence state policy.

Women, the State, and D...(Read More)
 
 
Theoretical Issues in Policy Analysis
Theoretical Issues in Policy Analysis (August 1988)
M. E. Hawkesworth - Author

What is the relation between policy analysis and political decision-making? Is the policy analyst a handmaiden of democracy or an agent of technocracy? Do recent debates in the policy literature illuminate or obfuscate these issues? What analytic techniques are available to resolve such questions?

This study considers the nature of policy inquiry in detail and explores norms and theoretical assumptions seldom subjected to scrutiny. The au...(Read More)
 
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