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  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill; Elizabeth Rapaport

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1978; US$ 5.95

    Contents include a selected bibliography and an editor's Introduction broken into two sections. The first section provides a brief sketch of the historical, social, and biographical context in which Mill wrote and the second traces the central line of argument in the text to aid in the comprehension of the essay's structure, method, and major... more...

  • 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... more...

  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill

    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...

  • The Republicby Plato; Raymond Larson; Eva T. H. Brann

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.22

    This highly regarded volume features a modern translation of all ten books of The Republic along with a synoptic table of contents, a prefatory essay, and an appendix on The Spindle of Necessity by the translator and editor, Raymond Larson. Also included are an introduction by Eva T. H. Brann, a list of principal dates in the life of Plato, and a... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan , from 1651, is one of the first and most influential arguments towards social contract. Written in the midst of the English Civil War, it concerns the structure of government and society and argues for strong central governance and the rule of an absolute sovereign as the way to avoid civil war and chaos. more...

  • Kant: Political Writingsby Immanuel Kant; H. S. Reiss; H. B. Nisbet

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 23.00

    This edition includes two important texts illustrating Kants's view of history along with notes and a comprehensive bibliography. more...

  • Scandinavia in World Politicsby Christine Ingebritsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99

    This clear and engaging text offers a sustained appraisal of Scandinavia's foreign policy and role in the global economy in the post-Cold War period. more...

  • Radical Rightby Pippa Norris

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2005, explains why radical right parties have advanced in a diverse array of democracies. more...

  • The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine

    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...

  • Determinants of Democratizationby Jan Teorell

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    A new explanation of the wave of democratization that has swept the world over the last few decades. more...