Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice

The Political Thought of C.B. Macpherson

Contemporary Applications

Authors: Cunningham, Frank

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  • Brings fresh insights and understanding to a major intellectual figure in the political theory tradition
  • Defends a form of radical democratic theory relevant to those concerned with the fate of contemporary democracy
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of Macpherson's major works to a general interest audience or introductory student
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Central to the thought of C.B. Macpherson (1911-1987) are his critique of the culture of ‘possessive individualism’ and his defence of liberal-democratic socialism. Resurgence of interest in his works is in reaction to the rise of neoliberalism and efforts to find an alternative to societies dominated by capitalist markets. Macpherson’s theories are explained and applied to 21st century challenges.

About the authors

Frank Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Reviews

“Frank Cunningham shows with utter clarity how the perspective of this penetrating thinker illuminates the present crisis of financialized capitalism.” (Nancy Fraser, Professor, New School for Social Research, USA)

“Cunningham’s masterful account of Macpherson’s work is clear and accessible. It suggests new ways to understand our present political reality.” (Carol C. Gould, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York, USA)

 

“Frank Cunningham’s book performs the invaluable service of introducing C.B. Macpherson’s seminal political thought to a new generation.” (Charles W. Mills, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Centre, USA)

 

“Frank Cunningham has put us in his debt in this penetrating study of Macpherson’s critique of the picture of human nature underlying the currently hegemonic neoliberalism.” (Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus, McGill University, Canada)

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Overview of Macpherson’s Works

    Pages 3-22

    Cunningham, Frank

  • Macpherson and Liberal Democracy

    Pages 23-38

    Cunningham, Frank

  • Macpherson’s Socialism

    Pages 39-56

    Cunningham, Frank

  • Political Theory and Political Philosophy

    Pages 59-72

    Cunningham, Frank

  • Core Themes

    Pages 73-90

    Cunningham, Frank

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Thought of C.B. Macpherson
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Applications
Authors
Series Title
Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94920-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94920-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-94919-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 200
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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