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Bird, Colin

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ISBN 10: 0521641284 / ISBN 13: 9780521641289
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Colin Bird mounts a powerful and original challenge to the traditional view that the ideas associated with the liberal political tradition--the meaning of political freedom, the notion of inviolable human rights, the idea of privacy--cohere around an "individualist" conception of the relation among individuals, society and the state. He argues that by taking this conception for granted, theorists have exaggerated the unity and integrity of liberal political ideals, and limited our perception of the issues they raise.


"Bird makes an important contribution to contemporary discourse on liberalism, not least because he adopts a unique, noncommunitarian critical perspective." Ethics

"...this trenchant and intelligent book will justly reward the reader." Perspectives on Political Science

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