Political Theories and Political Concepts

By Jerry Gaus

August 2000

"Gerald Gaus provides an exemplary introduction to the conceptual approach to political theory in a book that is sophisticated enough to be of interest to political philosophers yet lucid enough to be accessible to undergraduate students. This is a remarkable achievement." -- Richard Dagger, author of Civic Virtue: Rights, Citizenship and Republican Liberalism "This is an excellent text, one of the very best I have read as an introduction to political thought. It is fresh and well-constructed, readable and extremely lucid, clear in its identification of key problems, illuminating in its contraposing of different ideological and theoretical solutions to them." -- Michael Freeden, Mansfield College, Oxford