Reading Walzer: Sovereignty, Culture and Justice

Yitzhak Benbaji* (Editor), Naomi Sussmann (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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All chapters have been specially commissioned for this collection, and Walzer’s responses to his critics makes Reading Walzer essential reading for students of political philosophy and political theory. Michael Walzer is one of the world’s leading philosophers and political theorists. In addition to his best-known books such as Spheres of Justice, and Just and Unjust Wars, he has contributed to contemporary political debates beyond academia in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Dissent. Reading Walzer is the first book to assess the full range of Walzer’s work. An outstanding team of international contributors consider the following topics in relation to Walzer’s work: the moral standing of nation states; individual responsibility and laws governing the conduct of war; debates over intervention and non-intervention; human and minority rights; moral and cultural pluralism; equality; justice Walzer’s radicalism and role as a critic.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
Number of pages341
ISBN (Electronic)0415780306, 0415780314, 9780415780308, 9780415780315, 9781315885339
ISBN (Print)0415780306, 0415780314, 9780415780308, 9780415780315, 9781315885339
StatePublished - 2014

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Walzer, Michael
  • Just war doctrine -- History -- 20th century
  • Justice (Philosophy)
  • Political ethics
  • Political science -- Philosophy
  • State, The -- Philosophy
  • וולצר, מיכאל -- 1935-
  • המדינה -- פילוסופיה
  • الدولة -- الفلسفة
  • Ethics, Political
  • Ethics in government
  • Government ethics
  • Political science -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • Politics, Practical -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • Political philosophy
  • וולצר, מייקל


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