Firmly locating Arendt’s ideas in the context of our times, John McGowan here offers a clear, concise overview of Arendt’s work and its continuing importance. Explaining the theoretical and philosophical convictions that stood behind Arendt’s various-and often controversial-interventions in contemporary affairs, McGowan explores the new ways of thinking that Arendt’s work opens up regarding current issues such as human rights, identity politics, and participatory democracy. A concluding chapter connects Arendt’s thought to contemporary social theory and today’s political debates.
Subjects: Political Science
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