Front Page Titles (by Subject) Bibliography of Political Theory - Literature of Liberty, Summer 1982, vol. 5, No. 2
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Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought was published first by the Cato Institute (1978-1979) and later by the Institute for Humane Studies (1980-1982) under the editorial direction of Leonard P. Liggio.
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Bibliography of Political Theory
“Recent Books in Political Theory: 1977–1979.” Political Theory 9 (February 1981): 121–142.
Supplementing an earlier bibliography by Linda Marasco and Cary J. Nederman, “Recent Books in Political Theory: 1974–1976,” Political Theory 5 (May, 1977): 277–287; this recent bibliography collects work on the history of contemporary issues in political theory. Going beyond the narrow limits of theory, it deals with philosophy, sociology, economics, history, and other disciplines when those fields contain material of interest to the political theorist. This bibliography covers the period from January 1977 through December 1979 in the seven languages published in Europe and the Americas.
Major topics treated are: history of political thought, Marxism, anarchism, and contemporary theory (which includes entries on liberalism and democratic theory; rights, justice, and law; political and moral issues; and introductions, methodology, and collections). The student of political and historical thought is offered hundreds of books of interest.
To supplement these Political Theory bibliographies of books, the reader may find useful Cary J. Nederman's “A Bibliography of Articles in Political Theory, 1974–1978,” in an earlier issue of Political Theory 7 (November 1979): 563–580, which in turn supplemented the “Bibliography of Political Theory Articles: 1970–1973,” which appeared in Political Theory 2 (November 1974): 468–478.
Social Science Paradigms and Ideology
Evolving social paradigms and the distorting role of ideology are thematic undercurrents in the following set of summaries. In the first summary, historian William H. McNeill forecasts the growing importance that the developmental and subjectivist paradigm will play over the next twenty years of social science scholarship. The theme of ideology is introduced in Prof. Kendall's following analysis of the truth-distorting consequences of ideology. Ideology is next charged against the ‘new’ history by Keane and Femia on the respective grounds of Quentin Skinner's alleged positivist or objectivist epistemology and his extreme ‘historicism.’ Montesquieu's religious ideology is analyzed by Masterston and set against Montesquieu's scientific and deterministic sociology. Needleman and Jung offer analysis of existentialism and phenomenology to illuminate the importance of the Cartesian subject-object split in modern thought and political theory. This same question informs McNeill's, Kendall's, Femia's, and Keane's methodological discussion of current paradigms of social theorizing.