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Power, Luck and Freedom: Collected Essays

By
Keith Dowding
Manchester University Press
2017
312 pages
ISBN
1526104563

Power, Luck and Freedom presents thirteen essays from a leading contemporary political scientist, with a substantial introduction bringing together the themes. The topics covered include political and social power, freedom, choice, rights, responsibility, the author's unique account of luck and systematic luck and the nature of leadership. There are also discussions of conceptual analysis, the structure-agency debate, luck egalitarianism, Sen's liberal paradox, problems in the measurement of freedom and choice and the differences between instrumental and intrinsic accounts of the value of freedom and related concepts.

The wide-ranging material will provide an excellent text for students at all levels. It is appropriate reading for a host of courses in the fields of political science, political sociology and political theory at both undergraduate and graduate level. Whilst addressing some philosophically difficult and advanced subjects, the accessible writing makes the subject-matter comprehensible for all levels.
 

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Ethique et environnement

Edited by
Jamel Khermimoun
L'Harmattan
2016
ISBN
978-2343098050

La question environnementale s'impose aujourd'hui comme une préoccupation majeure en France et ailleurs dans le monde. Aujourd'hui, un des défis majeurs auxquels est confrontée l'humanité, et particulièrement, les pays anciennement industrialisés, consiste à remettre en cause nos modèles de vie en société et à changer notre rapport à l'environnement. Quelles valeurs et quels fondements éthiques placer au centre d'un modèle de société et de développement alternatif ?

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