Political Theory (tagged articles)
Is Western Political Science Applicable to the Islamic World? On the Universality of Particularism in the Middle East
Samuel W. Singler - Given pervasive representations of its geostrategic and global economic significance, the Middle East constitutes an important area of political and academic study far beyond its geographical boundaries. A key debate underlying such research is whether the region represents... Keep Reading »
Zachary S. Brown - In Federalist No. 34 Alexander Hamilton, arguing for the ratification of the United States Constitution, claimed that the Roman Republic had “attained to the utmost height of human greatness.” The Roman Republic, at least an idealized version, was explicitly... Keep Reading »
Matt Finkel - In the immense field of scholarly work regarding defining nationhood, a raging debate exists between the conservative view of the nation and the constructivist view. A clear and definitive change in the conception of the ‘realness’ of the nation can be... Keep Reading »
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Depoliticizing and Deconstructing Human Rights: Changing the Lens Through Which We View Universal Human Rights
Uday V. Garg - This paper is an attempt to navigate through existing theories of universalisation of human rights and existing justifications thereof. It is premised on several cultural and political notions that it takes as starting points, not as truisms, but through ideological... Keep Reading »
Erasmus and the Transformation of Early Modern Political Authority in The Education of a Christian Prince
Zachary S. Brown - Often called the “prince of the humanists” Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) was one of the most influential European philosophers and theologians of the early modern period. However, today he is often overshadowed by his more radical contemporaries, particularly... Keep Reading »
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