A History of Western Political Thought is an energetic, engaged and lucid account of the most important political thinkers and the enduring themes of the last two and a half millennia. Written with students of the history of political thought in mind, the book: traces the development of political thought from Ancient Greece to the late twentieth century focuses on individual thinkers and texts includes 40 biographies of key political thinkers offers original views of theorists and highlights those which may have been unjustly neglected develops the wider themes of political thought and the relations between thinkers over time. Now available in paperback, A History of Western Political Thought will inform, challenge, provoke and entertain any reader interested in what people have had to say about politics in the last two and a half thousand years.
J. S. McClelland is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Nottingham. He has held visiting posts at the University of Indiana at Bloomington and Sacramental State University, California. His previous publications include The French Right: From De Maistre to Maurras and The Crowd: From Plato to Canetti.