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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859. To the Victorian readers of the time it was a radical work, advocating moral and economic freedom of individuals from the state.Perhaps the most memorable point made by Mill in this work, and his basis for liberty, is that "Over himself,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 135.00
Francis Fukuyama claims that liberal democracy is the end of history. This book provides a theoretical re-examination of this claim through postmodernist ideas. The book argues that postmodern ideas provide a valuable critique to Fukuyama?s thesis, and poses the questions: can we talk about a universal and teleological history; a universal human... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99
Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95
Anthony D. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics, and is considered one of the founders of the interdisciplinary field of nationalism studies. Anthony Smith has developed an approach to the study of nations and nationalism called ethno-symbolism, which is concerned with the nature of ethnic groups... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Rights of Man (1787), by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's anti-democratic attack upon popular government in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 9.95
Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 19.99
"Is it meaningful, as far as you are concerned, to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy and its critical weaknesses. They also reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities. Giorgio Agamben... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.50
This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseaus most important political writings, and the addition of Cress new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes,... more...