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Ramgotra, Manjeet and Choat, Simon (2023) 'Introduction.' In: Ramgotra, Manjeet and Choat, Simon, (eds.), Rethinking Political Thinkers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the study of political thought. It examines political thought as a specific way of understanding and analysing politics, highlighting some recent debates and developments, including the development of comparative political thought. In doing so, it also reflects on the meaning of ‘politics’ itself. The chapter then looks at why and how one might study the history of political thought, exploring different approaches and discussing a range of methodological and interpretative issues. It considers who should be studied and, in particular, explores calls to decolonize political thought. Ultimately, the chapter demonstrates that political thought can be understood and studied in a variety of ways and shows why it is important to include voices that have been excluded or silenced.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: comparative political thought, decolonization, history of political thought, political thought, politics
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
ISBN: 9780198847397
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1093/hepl/9780198847397.003.0001
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2023 12:33
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39744
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