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Democratic theory: essays in retrieval [by] C.B. Macpherson.

Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1973.
ISBN 9780198271871, 0198271875

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Subjects Democracy.
Description xii, 255 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Collection of essays in political science, applied specifically to future problems of democracy.
Contents -- X. Market concepts in political theory -- XI. The deceptive task of political theory -- Part Three Seventeenth-century roots of the twentieth-century predicament -- XII. Servants and labourers in seventeenth-century England -- 1. Seventeenth-century usage re-examined -- 2. The general rule and special cases -- XIII. Natural rights in Hobbes and Locke -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Natural rights in Hobbes -- 3. Natural rights in Locke -- 4. Hobbes, Locke, and human rights -- 5. The near future of natural rights and human rights -- XIV. Hobbe's bourgeois man.
Part One Democracy and property: The twentieth century and after -- I. The maximization of democracy -- II. Democratic theory: Ontology and technology -- 1. The race between ontology and technology -- 2. Western democratic ontology: (1) The individualist base -- 3. Western democratic ontology: (2) The egalitarian complement -- 4. Technology, scarcity, and democracy -- III. Problems of a non-market theory of democracy -- 1. Two concepts of powers: Extractive and developmental -- 2. Power and capacities -- 3. The measurement of powers -- 4. Impediments and their measurement -- 5. The maximization of aggregate powers -- IV. Revisionist liberalism -- 1. The lesson of empiricism -- 2. Chapman's revisionist liberalism -- 3. Rawls's distributive justice -- V. Berlin's division of liberty -- 1. Negative liberty -- 2. Positive liberty -- 3. An alternative division of liberty -- VI. A political theory of property -- 1. Modern property a product of capitalist society -- 2. Mid-twentieth-century changes in the concept of property -- 3. An impending change in the concept of property -- 4. Beyond property as access to the means of labour -- Part Two Related papers on the twentieth-century predicament -- VII. Elegant tombstones: A note on Friedman's freedom -- VIII. Revolution and Ideology in the late twentieth century -- IX. Post-liberal-democracy?
Network Numbers (OCoLC)606090
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Macpherson, C. B. 1911-1987.
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