Theories of the State

The politics of liberal democracy

  • Patrick Dunleavy
  • Brendan O’Leary
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O’Leary
    Pages 1-12
  3. Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O’Leary
    Pages 13-71
  4. Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O’Leary
    Pages 72-135
  5. Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O’Leary
    Pages 136-202
  6. Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O’Leary
    Pages 203-270
  7. Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O’Leary
    Pages 271-318
  8. Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O’Leary
    Pages 319-349
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 350-382

About this book

Introduction

A major introductory textbook for students of politics, sociology and public administration on theories of the state and of politics. The five core chapters each introduce a major school of thought providing a substantial analysis of the methodology and philosophy, as well as the main objections and criticisms to which each has given rise. The theories and examples are drawn from a wide range of industrial societies.

Keywords

criticism democracy methodology philosophy politics school state thought

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Dunleavy
    • 1
  • Brendan O’Leary
    • 1
  1. 1.Government DepartmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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