A-z guide to modern social and political theorists


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The A-Z Guide to Modern Social and Political Theories is a companion volume to the already published A-Z Guide to Modern Literary and Cultural Theorists. It ranges widely through the social sciences and related areas to identify thinkers who have had a major impact on the development of modern social and political theory and given clear, accessible summaries of their work. While the accent is on the later twentieth century, several up-and-coming theorists are included to ensure a contemporary edge to the volume, classic names in the field from the earlier twentieth century are not neglected, and the collection also delves back into the nineteenth century for such founding figures of the social sciences as Marx and Comte. The volume is therefore both up-to-date and mindful of the sources of modern debates.
  1. T.W. Adomo,
  2. Louis Athusser,
  3. Hannah Arendt,
  4. Raymond Aron,
  5. Simone de Beauvoir,
  6. Daniel Bell,
  7. Reinhard Bendix,
  8. Isaiah Berlin,
  9. Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
  10. Pierre Bourdieu,
  11. Ferdinand Braudel,
  12. James Burnham,
  13. Auguste Comte,
  14. Robert Dahi,
  15. Karl Deutsch,
  16. Wilhelm Dithey,
  17. Milovan Djilas,
  18. Ernie Durkheim,
  19. Roland Dworkan,
  20. Norbert Elias,
  21. Frantz Fanon,
  22. Michel Foucault,
  23. Sigmund Freud,
  24. Betty Friedan,
  25. Milton Firedman,
  26. Richard Buckmaster Fuller,
  27. J.K.Galbraith,
  28. Clifford Geertz,
  29. Ernest Geilner,
  30. Andre Gorz,
  31. Anthony Giddens,
  32. Irving Goffman,
  33. Antonio Gramsti,
  34. Jurgen Huberman,
  35. H.I.A. Hart,
  36. Friedrich Hayel,
  37. A. Hirshman,
  38. Paul Hirst, J.A. Hobson,
  39. Ivan Ilich, Carl Jung,
  40. Maynard Keynes,
  41. Melanie Klein,
  42. Thomas Kulhn,
  43. Ernesto Lacha and Chantal Mouffe,
  44. R.D. Lang, Harold Ladd,
  45. Charles-Edouard Le Courbusier,
  46. V.I. Lenin,
  47. Claude Levi-Strausse,
  48. Georg Lukacs,
  49. Rosa Luxembourg,
  50. Jean-Francois Lyotard,
  51. Alaistair McIntyre,
  52. Marshall McLuhan,
  53. C.R. Macpherson,
  54. Ernest Mandel,
  55. Karl Mannheim,
  56. Mao Zedong,
  57. Herbert Marcuse,
  58. Jacques Martain,
  59. T.H. Marshall,
  60. Karl Marx,
  61. Margaret Mead,
  62. Robert Michels,
  63. C. Wright Mills,
  64. Gaetano Mosca,
  65. Robert Nozick,
  66. Michael Oakeshott,
  67. Mancur Olson,
  68. Vilfredo Paneto,
  69. Talbort Parsons,
  70. Carol Paterman,
  71. Jean Piaget,
  72. Ann Philips,
  73. Karl Popper,
  74. Nicoi Poulantzas,
  75. John Rawls,
  76. Paul Samuelson,
  77. Joseph A. Schumpeter,
  78. Georg Simmel,
  79. Peter Singer,
  80. B.F. Skinner,
  81. Quenton Skinner,
  82. Tomas Stasz,
  83. R.H. Tawney,
  84. Rene Thorn,
  85. E.P. Thompson,
  86. Paul Tilich,
  87. Charles Tilly,
  88. Alvin Toffler,
  89. Leon Trotsky,
  90. Thorstein Veblen,
  91. Immanuel Wallerstein,
  92. Michael Waltzer,
  93. Max Weber,
  94. Peter Winch,
  95. Ludwig Wittgenstein,
  96. Iris Marion Young.
  • Ninty-nine entries cover the work of one hundred theorists.
  • Entries consist of a short biographical section on each theorist, an essay describing their main contributions and influences on modern political and social theory listings of their main works an a brief further reading section plus a glossary of key terms.
  • Cross referencing with the first volume where theories or ideas overlap.