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State of play. Play and game in 20th century political thought.

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This dissertation aims to make a contribution to our understanding of the 20th century political theory of play. Particularly in the 20th century, play and game analogies become ever more influential in political theory. I suggest that what unites this ‘turn to play’ is the desire to develop a critique of and also an alternative to traditional models of political authority. In response, this thesis is organised around a comparative reading of four influential accounts of politics as play –...

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SSD
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Politics & Int Relations
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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