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  • Republicby Plato; G. M. A. Grube; C. D. C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1992; US$ 10.95

    The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Plato?s text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve... more...

  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • Selected Political Writingsby Mahatma Gandhi; Dennis Dalton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi’s most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton’s general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in... more...

  • The Communist Manifestoby Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Commonly known as The Communist Manifesto , the Manifesto of the Communist Party (in German "Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") has been one of the most influential political documents in the world, having a far-reaching effect on twentieth-century political organization. In this 1848 publication, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels expound... more...

  • Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countriesby Valerie J. Bunce; Sharon L. Wolchik

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    This book analyzes a remarkable run of electoral victories by the opposition in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia from 1998 to 2005. more...

  • The Republicby Plato; Desmond Lee; Melissa Lane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.68

    Plato's Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are raised: what is goodness; what is reality; what... more...

  • On the Social Contractby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    A milestone of political science, Rousseau's 1762 work argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is rife with inequality. He proposes an alternative system for the development of self-governing, self-disciplined citizens. more...

  • The Original Positionby Timothy Hinton

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This volume explores and analyses the continued relevance and ramifications of the original position, the central idea of John Rawls's political philosophy. more...

  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress; James Miller

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1992; US$ 7.95

    Donald Cress?s highly regarded translation, based on the critical Pliade edition of 1964, is here issued with a lively introduction by James Miller, who brings into sharp focus the cultural and intellectual milieu in which Rousseau operated. This new edition includes a select bibliography, a note on the text, a translator?s note, and Rousseau?s own... more...

  • The Classical Utilitariansby Jeremy Bentham; John Stuart Mill; John Troyer

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 10.50

    This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill's most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy. The selection from Mill's A System of Logic is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian... more...