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Introduction: thinking with the past: political thought in and from the 'non-west'

Jenco, Leigh (2016) Introduction: thinking with the past: political thought in and from the 'non-west'. European Journal of Political Theory, 15 (4). pp. 377-381. ISSN 1474-8851

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This special issue addresses the diverse ways the past may be used and perceived in different places for political purposes. Noting that histories of political thought have traditionally reproduced the parochial exclusions of the discipline, contributors to this special issue consider how the past matters for political thought and from a global perspective. This mandate does not entail the assumption that there exists some singular global vantage point from which historical ideas might be assessed or that Euro-American concerns and experiences should be projected ever more broadly across the world’s pasts. Rather, these contributors directly engage the globally diffuse, intellectually substantive confrontations of past with present, of tradition with modernity, and of heritage with necessity that erupted (and continue to erupt) as thinkers in diverse societies grapple with the specific dilemmas of their time and place.

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Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 03:29

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