New Book: Hannah Arendt and Political Theory

Posted on Friday 6th May 2011

Steve Buckler’s latest book, Hannah Arendt and Political Theory: Challenging the Tradition, published by Edinburgh University Press.

The book offers an innovative re-examination of Arendt’s work with a view to exploring its implications for method in political theory. Hannah Arendt's work has been noted for its unorthodox and eclectic style. This book aims to show that her unusual approach in fact reflects a consistent and distinctive conception of, and way of doing, political theory. This is established through close readings of her most influential works.

In light of these readings Steve Buckler argues that Arendt's work is of continuing relevance in offering an important and challenging alternative to the more orthodox methods that are characteristic of modern political theory in both its analytical and post-analytical forms.

More information avaliable at Edinburgh University Press