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Political Theories of the Present II


When "Political Theories of the Present" was published in the summer of 1999, we naturally hoped that the book would attract attention. The reactions to the teaching text, however, have been far more positive than we dared hope. Encouraged by this positive response, we started work on another volume in January 2000 that focuses on those theorists who have had a major impact on the development of contemporary political theories. It was a happy coincidence that a second edition of "Political Theories of the Present" became necessary almost at the same time as the completion of the new volume. Happy in that both volumes can now appear in the unity that they form. A new edition finally became Volume II of "Political Theories of the Present". But not only the title had to be adapted to new developments. Contemporary political theories are also developing at a rapid pace. In order to stay "up to date" in the truest sense of the word, we suggested that our authors update the content of the first edition, which was very well received. Almost all contributions have been revised for the updates, which reflect the state of the theoretical debate in autumn 2000.


Charles Taylor Claude Lefort Present Jacques Derrida John Rawls Marcel Gauchet Political Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • André Brodocz
  • Gary S. Schaal
  1. 1.Technical University DresdenDresdenGermany

About the editors

Dipl.-Pol. André Brodocz; Dr. habil. Gary S. Schaal; both: research associate, Technical University of Dresden.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitlePolitical Theories of the Present II
  • Book Subtitle An introduction
  • Editors André Brodocz
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2001
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN978-3-8100-3049-8
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-663-12321-7
  • eBook ISBN978-3-663-12320-0
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesVIII, 499
  • Number of Illustrations0 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Social Sciences, general
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