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Human beings live together in societies which, by their very nature, give rise to institutions governing the behavior and freedom of individuals. This raises important questions about how these institutions ought to function, and the extent to which actual systems of government succeed or fail in meeting these ideals.

This Oxford Reader contains 140 key writings on political thought, covering issues about human nature and its relation to society, the extent to which the powers of the State are justified, the tension between liberty and rights, and the way resources should be distributed. Topics such as international relations, minority rights, democracy, socialism, and conservatism are also discussed by contributors ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault, Isaiah Berlin, and Martin Luther King.

Synopsis:

Human beings live together in societies which, by their very nature, give rise to institutions governing the behavior and freedom of individuals. This raises important questions about how these institutions ought to function, and the extent to which actual systems of government succeed or fail in meeting these ideals.

This Oxford Reader contains 140 key writings on political thought, covering issues about human nature and its relation to society, the extent to which the powers of the State are justified, the tension between liberty and rights, and the way resources should be distributed. Topics such as international relations, minority rights, democracy, socialism, and conservatism are also discussed by contributors ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault, Isaiah Berlin, and Martin Luther King.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-408) and index.

About the Author

Jonathan Wolff is Reader in Philosophy at University College London and author of An Introduction to Political Philosophy (OUP, 1996) and Robert Nozick (1991). Michael Rosen is a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, coeditor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, and author of Hegel's Dialectic and its Criticism (OUP, 1982) and The Need for Interpretation (Abalone, 1987).

Table of Contents

List of Figures


1. From Budget-Based Management to Strategic Management: An Evolutionary Perspective


2. The Concept of Strategy and Strategic Management


3. The Environment


4. Internal Analysis: Analysing Resources


5. Expectations and Power: Influence of Culture, Values, and Leadership


6. Strategic Options


7. Multi-Country Operations, Multinational Companies, and Globalization


8. Diversified Companies, Developing Country Industries, and Strategic Choice


9. Rsources and Functional Strategies


10. Strategy Implementation and Control


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780192892782
Editor:
Rosen, Michael
Editor:
Wolff, Jonathan
With:
McKinnon, Catriona
Editor:
Rosen, Michael
Editor:
Wolff, Jonathan
Author:
null, Jonathan
Author:
Wolff, Jonathan
Author:
null, Catriona
Author:
McKinnon, Catriona
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
Rosen, Michael
Editor:
Wolff, Jonathan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Political
Subject:
Political science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Series:
Oxford Readers
Series Volume:
no. 452
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
377 figures
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.17x6.13x.96 in. 1.48 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Human beings live together in societies which, by their very nature, give rise to institutions governing the behavior and freedom of individuals. This raises important questions about how these institutions ought to function, and the extent to which actual systems of government succeed or fail in meeting these ideals.

This Oxford Reader contains 140 key writings on political thought, covering issues about human nature and its relation to society, the extent to which the powers of the State are justified, the tension between liberty and rights, and the way resources should be distributed. Topics such as international relations, minority rights, democracy, socialism, and conservatism are also discussed by contributors ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault, Isaiah Berlin, and Martin Luther King.

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