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  • How to be a conservativeby Roger Scruton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate... more...

  • Saint Paulby Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between the appearance of his renowned film Teorema and the shocking, controversial Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom , St Paul was deemed too risky... more...

  • Hegel's Political Philosophyby Mark Tunick

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To scholars of Western intellectual history Hegel is one of the most important of all political thinkers, but politicians and other "down-to-earth" persons see his speculative philosophy as far removed from their immediate concerns. Put off by his difficult terminology, many participants in practical politics may also believe that Hegel's idealism... more...

  • Personality and Politicsby Fred I. Greenstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Fred Greenstein, an acknowledged authority in this field, lays out conceptual and methodological standards for carrying out personality-and politics inquiries, ranging from psychological case studies of single actors, through multi-case analyses of types of political actors, to aggregative analyses of the impact of individuals and types of individuals... more...

  • How To Read Machiavelliby Maurizio Viroli

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.32

    Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most influential modern political thinkers. This work argues that, far from being a justifier of political immorality, Machiavaelli was concerned instead with the best way to attain glory through political action and that his works were inspired by love of republican liberty. more...

  • Compulsory Votingby Jason Brennan; Lisa Hill

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Leading political theorists Jason Brennan and Lisa Hill debate the drawbacks and benefits of voter turnout. more...

  • Freedom Is Powerby Lawrence Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Proposes a novel, sophisticated and realistic account of freedom as power through political representation. more...

  • Political Philosophyby Ronald Beiner

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Ronald Beiner focuses on twelve prominent twentieth-century philosophers and employs critical dialogue to clarify their intellectual contributions to the field of political philosophy. more...

  • Speaking of Equalityby P. Westen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    Aristotle noted that "equality" is the plea not of those who are satisfied but of those who seek change, and the word has long been invoked in the name of social reform. It retains its force because arguments for equality put arguments for inequality on the defensive. But why is "equality" laudatory and "inequality" pejorative? In this first book-length... more...

  • Meeting Needsby David Braybrooke

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    The concept of needs works to sort out social policies. Yet the idea is in disrepute with many thinkers who, led by economists, accuse it of being too fluid, or too narrow, or of serving no purpose that the concept of preferences does not serve better. David Braybrooke refutes these charges by providing a model of how the concept of needs works when... more...