An Introduction to Modern Political Theory

  • Norman P. Barry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Rules and Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 298-320

About this book


In the substantially revised third edition of this widely-used textbook Norman Barry provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary political theory. The book introduces the main themes and concepts in political debate as well as the ideas of contemporary theorists including Rawls, Hart, Dworkin, Nozick, and Hayek. This edition features substantial additional material on the debate between liberals and communitarians and an outline of the main features of feminist political thought.


democracy feminism John Rawls law liberty political theory Political Thought

Authors and affiliations

  • Norman P. Barry
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BuckinghamUK

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