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"...outlines the thought of leading political theorists, past and present, and considers the way in which thinking about politics has evolved historically. " [preface]
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"... examines the ideas of the major political theorists from before Plato to our own times; the main schools of political thought; the concepts and issues that have captured the imagination and attention of political theorists; and some of the main institutions and practices inspired by political thought. [Also available in print: Olin Library Reference, JA 61.E515 2010]
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