The Struggle with Time

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Kari Palonen

A Conceptual History of ‚Politics‘ as an Activity

ISBN 978-3-8258-9293-7
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2014
Seiten 368
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Politische Theorie

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-9293-7 Kategorien: ,


The author presents in this volume a synthesis of his long-term studies on
the conceptual history of politics. He offers a rhetorical history of the
horizons of conceptualizing politics an activity in terms of nine
topoi: irregularity, judgment, policy, deliberation, commitment,
contestation, possibility, situation and play & game. He both constructs a
schema for conceptualization of the spectrum of activities that are called
politics and applies it to British, French and German debates on the
concept since the nineteenth century.

A New Preface deals with current studies around the concept of `politics‘ and refers
to the possibility of studying its conceptual history through parliamentary debates.

Kari Palonen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland).