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The concept of political responsibility

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Durham E-Theses The concept of political responsibility Holmes, Lorraine How to cite: Holmes, Lorraine (2008) The concept of political responsibility, Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online: Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in Durham E-Theses • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full Durham E-Theses policy for further details. Academic Support Office, Durham University, University Office, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HP e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +44 0191 334 6107 The Concept of Political Responsibility The coPyrigh(of this thesis rests with the autho,r or the university to which it was subIDltted, No quotation from it ' ti ' , or m o~atlOn derived from it may be published without the prior written con~ent of t?e au~or or university, and any mformation denved from it should be acknowledged, Lorraine Holmes St. Cuthbert's Society o 3 MAR 2009 "This thesis is the result of my own work. Material from the published or unpublished work of others which is used in the thesis is credited to the author in question in the text." Lorraine Holmes 1 st September 2008 Introduction 'Since human beings are not merely political animals but also language-using animals, their behaviour is shaped by their ideas. What they do and how they do it depends upon how they see themselves and their world, and this in tum depends upon the concepts through which they see.' Hanna Fenichel Pitkin I This investigation

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