Introduction: Theory’s landscapes

Daniel Kapust, Helen M. Kinsella

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Abstract

Comparative political theory is an increasingly visible development in the field of political theory, garnering much attention for its critical engagement with the substance, scope, and purpose of political theory itself. Fundamentally challenging the hegemony and definition of "Western" political thought by engaging scholars and texts ignored or dismissed by the traditional canon, comparative political theory seeks to integrate perspectives and politics from all regions of the world. In doing so, it seeks to displace the normative and analytic priority of "Western" interpretations and definitions of fundamental political concepts such as freedom, subjectivity, and society. Each of these moves has spurred further debate and discussion of the merits of comparative political theory and its contributions to thinking about political theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComparative Political Theory in Time and Place
Subtitle of host publicationTheory's Landscapes
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages1-24
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137528155
ISBN (Print)9781137533203
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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