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The Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership

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Do we live in basically orderly societies that occasionally erupt into violent conflict, or do we fail to perceive the constancy of violence and disorder in our societies? In this classic book, originally published in 1980, Cedric J. Robinson contends that our perception of political order is an illusion, maintained in part by Western political and social theorists who depend on the idea of leadership as a basis for describing and prescribing social order. Using a variety of critical approaches in his analysis, Robinson ...

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The Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership
2016, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469628219

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