Home Books Encyclopedia of Political Thought


Encyclopedia of Political Thought
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Garrett Ward Sheldon
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816043515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4351-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2001
  • Dewey Number: 320.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 352

Summary

Encyclopedia of Political Thought is an indispensable resource for students or general readers who want to know more about the major ideas, philosophies, and concepts, both past and present, that have influenced and shaped civilization.

With particular emphasis on the twentieth century, Encyclopedia of Political Thought contains more than 400 fully cross-referenced entries that provide an up-to-date survey of topics that have been crucial to the history of mankind, including the rise and fall of Communism, the advent of feminism, and the advancement of democracy. Key concepts and controversial issues are clearly defined and thoughtfully analyzed, with examples from current events used to enhance readers' understanding of the ideas presented. Ideologies are not only considered within their historical context but are also related to contemporary politics, enhancing the book's usefulness for reports, student debates, or general research. A chronology provides a linear presentation of the evolution of political thinking.

Coverage includes:

  • Abolitionism
  • Abortion
  • Anarchism
  • Sir Francis Bacon
  • Capital punishment
  • Communism
  • Democracy
  • Dictatorship
  • Euthanasia
  • Fascism
  • Holocaust
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Vladimir Lenin
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Voltaire
  • Zionism.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs. Index. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Garrett Ward Sheldon received his Ph.D in political science at Rutgers University and currently holds an endowed chair at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several books, including The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and The History of Political Theory: Ancient Greece to Modern America.

Reviews and Awards

“...an excellent index...Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate libraries."
Choice

Title List Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources