chapter  6
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Political Society (with Frank R Klink)

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Before the rise of disciplines, social and political thinkers in the liberal tradition concerned themselves with political society comprehensively understood, as I did in the preceding chapter. Frank F. Klink and I turn now to the contemporary situation, in which the term "political society" is rarely used to comprehend all those social arrangements in which politics are present. Instead we find an opposition between authority and anarchy. Indeed this opposition serves to constitute Political Science and International Relations as disciplines. Between them everything political would seem to be accounted for.