Deparochializing Political Theory and Beyond: A Dialogue Approach to Comparative Political Thought

James Tully


The objective of this article is to deepen our understanding of transformative engagement in comparative and critical dialogues of comparative or transnational political thought. The first five sections discuss the challenges of dialogical comparative political thought. The following three sections discuss how a dialogue approach responds to these challenges and generates comparative and critical mutual understanding and mutual judgment.


comparative political thought; deparochialization; empathy; genuine dialogue; intersubjective ground of genuine dialogue; non-violence; transformative engagement

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