This authoritative collection of the seminal texts in post-war political philosophy has now been updated and expanded. * Reprints key articles, mainly unabridged, touching upon the nature of the state, democracy, justice, rights, liberty, equality and oppression. * Includes work from politics, law and economics, as well as from continental and analytic philosophy. * Now includes thirteen additional texts, taking account of recent developments in the field and reflecting the most pressing concerns in international affairs. * Can be used alongside A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Blackwell Publishing, 1993; second edition in preparation) as the basis for a systematic introduction to the subject.