Political Concepts and Political Theories

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Notes
1.
See Felix Oppenheim, Political Concepts: A Reconstruction ( Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1981), chap. 9.
2.
By the French political philosopher, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Sovereignty: An Inquiry into the Political Good, J. F. Huntington, trans. ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1956), p. 317.
3.
Kai Nielsen, Equality and Liberty: A Defense of Radical Egalitarianism (Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Allenheld, 1985), p. 70.
4.
E. A. Hayek, Law, Legislation and Liberty, vol. 2, The Mirage of Social Justice ( London: Routledge, 1982), p. 62.
5.
Nielsen, Equality and Liberty, for example, p. 197.
6.
W. B. Gallie, "Essentially Contested Concepts," in his Philosophy and the Historical Understanding, 2nd ed. ( New York: Shocken Books, 1968), pp. 157-191. For discussions of this idea, see Christine Swanton, Freedom: A Coherence Theory ( Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 1992), chap. 1; John Gray, "On the Contestability of Social and Political Concepts," Political Theory, vol. 5 ( August 1977), pp. 331- 348.
7.
Gallie, "Essentially Contested Concepts," p. 181.
8.
Ibid.
9.
Ibid., p. 182.
10.
Ibid.
11.
For a very helpful analysis, see Swanton, Freedom: A Coherence Theory, chap. 1.
12.
Steven Lukes, Power: A Radical View ( New York: Macmillan, 1974), p. 187.
13.
On the idea of a "cluster concept," see William E. Connolly, The Terms of Political Discourse, 2nd ed. ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983), chap. 1.
14.
Michael Freeden, Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), p. 2.
15.
See ibid., chap. 4.
16.
Ibid., pp. 153-154.
17.
Ibid., p. 75.
18.
Ibid., p. 30.
19.
Ibid., p. 22.
20.
Ibid., p. 53.
21.
Ibid.
22.
Gallie, "Essentially Contested Concepts," p. 188.
23.
Sir George Cornewall Lewis, quoted in Stanley I. Benn and Gerald E. Gaus, "The Liberal Conception of the Public and Private" in Benn and Gaus, eds., Public and Private in Social Life ( New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983), p. 32.
24.
Jeremy Bentham, The Theory of Legislation, 2nd ed. ( London: Trübner, 1871), p. 144.
25.
I argue in my "Liberalism at the End of the Century," Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 5 ( 2000), pp. 45-65, that the incoherence of liberal ideology may well account for its wide appeal.
26.
Jeremy Waldron, The Right to Private Property ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), p. 433.

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