We would like to thank Andrew Taylor, Emma Chappell and Charlotte Endersby
for all their help on the third edition of this book – the first to be published by
Routledge. We are also grateful for the support received by Morten Fuglevand and
David Cox on the first two editions, which were published by Pearson Education.
We continue to find working together on this book a stimulating and enjoyable
experience. Both of us are committed to making political theory more accessible
and lively and have tried to write a book that is stimulating, provocative and
I would like to thank the publishers of the Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology,
Cambridge University Press, for permission to draw upon entries submitted to this
project. I am also very grateful to Edinburgh University Press for permission to use
material that has also been submitted to a Political Glossarydealing with political
theory, and to Sage Publications Ltd. who have kindly allowed me to draw upon
Citizenship Beyond the Statethat appeared last year.
I have been supported by my partner, Rowan Roenisch, and my son, Fred, and
daughter, Frieda. All three have encouraged me in the project.
I would like to express my gratitude to my parents, Douglas and Heather Graham,
for their support and encouragement. I would also like to thank my colleagues at
Buckingham University for providing a new – and stimulating – environment in
which to work and for all the students at Buckingham, and at my previous university
- Glasgow – who have taken my courses in political theory.