POLS 237.3 — Modern Political Theory

Web Resources

General Resources Essay Writing and Documentation Miscellaneous



General Resources in Political Theory/Poltical Philosophy


Political Philosophy/Political Theory on the Internet
Iza Laponce
, University of British Columbia

The Keele Guide to Political Thought and Ideology on the Internet

Department of Politics
, University of Keele



Essay Writing and Documentation


Political Studies Documentation Guide
Department of Political Studies
, University of Saskatchewan

Writing in Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto


I draw your attention in particular to Geoffery Payzant's What Does He Want?. It may
have been written before you were born, but more things than you might imagine
haven't really changed since 1979.






The brainchild of Canadian political theorists -- for want of a better term, make that postmodern political theorists -- Arthur and Marilouise Kroker. CTHEORY is "an international journal of theory, technology, and culture, publishing articles, interviews, event-scenes and reviews of key books." Given the Kroker's penchant for a jargon-laden, hipper-than-thou
style of theorizing, I wouldn't normally consider listing CTHEORY as a resource for this course. Recently, however, CTHEORY has begun offering no charge downloads of complete books, including reprints from Montreal's New World Perspectives press. Among the books on offer is William Leiss's C.B. Macpherson: Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism (1988) -- a well-regarded intellectual biography of Macpherson. By all means browse around the CTHEORY site. You may find something that tickles your intellectual fancy. But for sure grab yourself a free digital copy of Leiss's book.



The site has become slightly more mainstream and "news magazine" like over the last year, but it still features articles and discussion on topical issues, often of very good quality. Big names on the UK political theory scene (Roger Scruton, Steven Lukes, David Held) often contribute and feedback from readers is encouraged throughout.


Department of Political Studies
Department of Philosophy
Will Buschert's Web Site

Last Updated: 02.05.2008