- Is it possible to devise political concepts that have no normative implications,
and are thus value-free in character?
- Can one make a statement about politics without theorising at the same time?
- Should political theory embrace or seek to avoid controversy?
- Do teachers of political theory make practical political judgements?
- Is the use of logic and the resort to factual evidence ethically neutral?
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Hoffman, J. (1988) State, Power and DemocracyBrighton: Harvester-Wheatsheaf.
Hume, D. (1972) A Treatise of Human NatureBooks 2 and 3, London: Fontana/Collins.