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  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes; Edwin Curley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 14.95

    Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary... more...

  • When the People Speakby James Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    All over the world democratic reforms have brought power to the people-but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. Do we want a democracy inspired by Madison or by Madison Avenue? A democracy animated by deliberation or by manipulation? This book examines each of the principal democratic... more...

  • Myths of the Archaic Stateby Norman Yoffee

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    Presents a new multi-layered model for the evolution of ancient societies. more...

  • Mary Astellby Patricia Springborg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    This 2005 study recovers the historical and philosophical contexts for Mary Astell's thought. more...

  • The Politics of Aristotleby Aristotle; William Ellis

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    The Politics of Aristotle is the second part of a treatise of which the Ethics is the first part. It looks back to the Ethics as the Ethics looks forward to the Politics. For Aristotle did not separate, as we are inclined to do, the spheres of the statesman and the moralist. In the Ethics he has described the character necessary for the good life,... more...

  • Considerations on Representative Governmentby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The classic liberal philosopher of nineteenth century England, John Stuart Mill, used Considerations on Representative Government to call for reforms to Parliament and voting, calling for proportional representation, the Single Transferable Vote, and the extension of suffrage. Mill was a renowned political theorist and economist, a Member of Parliament,... more...

  • Flowers That Killby Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Flowers are beautiful. People often communicate their love, sorrow, and other feelings to each other by offering flowers, like roses. Flowers can also be symbols of collective identity, as cherry blossoms are for the Japanese. But, are they also deceptive? Do people become aware when their meaning changes, perhaps as flowers are deployed by the state... more...

  • Elite configurations at the apex of powerby M. Dogan

    BRILL 2003; US$ 74.00

    This text focuses on the interpenetration between various types of elites: politicians, owners of capital, corporate managers, higher state administrators, directors of public enterprises, controllers of media, military officers and the civic-cultural establishment. ; more...

  • Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences. more...