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The Political Theory of Judith N. Shklar

Exile from Exile

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andreas Hess
    Pages 39-74
  3. Andreas Hess
    Pages 75-134
  4. Andreas Hess
    Pages 177-201
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-235

About this book


Judith Shklar called for a radical shift in political theory, toward a view of the history of ideas through the lens of exile. Hess takes this lens and applies it to Shklar's own life and theoretical work.


history of ideas political theory work

About the authors

Andreas Hess is Senior Lecturer of Sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland and is Faculty Fellow at Yale's Center for Cultural Sociology, USA. He is the author of a number of books, mainly in the field of American social and political thought.

Bibliographic information


“Hess’s monograph is the pioneer. That gives it a deserved prominence. … The Political Theory of Judith N. Shklar. Exile from Exile is a short, lucid introduction to the thought of a writer who was always something of an anomaly within American political theory. … Andreas Hess has written a searching, meticulous book on what shklar said.” (Peter Baehr, Society, January, 2016)