Theory, ideal theory and the theory of ideals
Hamlin, Alan and Stemplowska, Zofia. (2012) Theory, ideal theory and the theory of ideals. Political Studies Review, Vol.10 (No.1). pp. 48-62. ISSN 1478-9299Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1478-9302.2011.00244.x
The recent prominence of the ideal/non-ideal debate is largely due to the fact that it offers a vocabulary in which to diagnose what many see as a key problem of political theory: its relative unwillingness to provide solutions to urgent problems facing people here and now; or for people as they are rather than as they should be. The primary aim of this article is to offer an improved understanding of the territory that the ideal/non-ideal debate relates to.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Political Studies Review|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||January 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 48-62|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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