Amoung other issues, Hansen discusses Arendt's conception of history and historical action; her account of politics and of the distinction between public and private; her analysis of totalitarianism as the most ominous form of 'false ' politics; and her treatment of revolution.
The book is a balanced and opportune reappraisal of Arendt's contributions to social and political theory. It will be welcomed by students and scholars in politics, sociology and philosophy.
1. History and the Decline of Politics.
2. Freedom, Action and the Public Realm:.
Hannah Arendt's Polis and the Foundations of a Genuine Politics.
3. The Public Realm under Siege:.
False Politics and the Modern Age.
6. What is Thinking Politically? .
Conclusion: Whither Political Theory?.