The history of political thought: a very short introduction

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A history of political thought: a very short introduction explores the core concerns and questions in the history of political thought, considering the field as a branch of political philosophy and political science. The approaches of core theorists, such as Reinhart Koselleck, Leo Strauss, Michel Foucault, and the so-called Cambridge School of Quentin Skinner and John Pocock are important to this topic. There is ongoing relevance for current politics which can be seen by assessing the current relationship between political history, theory, and action. There are some areas of political thinking that tend to draw on history because of the comparisons and contrasts that the past can offer to contemporary dilemmas.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages137
ISBN (Electronic)9780191888144
ISBN (Print)9780198853725
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameVery short introductions


  • Cambridge School
  • Political history
  • Political philosophy
  • Political science
  • Political thought
  • Political thinking


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