Alapli for The book is also significantly informed by postmodern concerns. Introductory texts in political theory tend to traverse the tradition in retrospect. Historical overview has much to recommend it and is an indispensable component of political theory. But students also need to be grounded in the present and to cast a glance to the future. To study political theory today and ignore postmodern thought is to neglect one of its more creative forces. Yet students can find few manageable introductions to postmodern thought that successfully integrate it with the tradition of political theory. Hence an important contemporary trend has remained unproductively isolated and obscure. Alapli 2016.