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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...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; W. K. Marriott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 4.50

    Il Principe ( The Prince ) is the famous text by Florentine public servant Niccolo Machiavelli, in which he outlines the best strategy by which a prince can acquire, maintain and protect his state. Published posthumously, the text departs from his previous works, but is that for which he is remembered, and which has produced the adjective "Machiavellian".... more...

  • Fascismby Kevin Passmore

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Kevin Passmore opens his book with a series of "scenes from fascist life". He shows how fascism used and uses propaganda and popular culture to propagate itself and how it exported its ideas outside Europe, through Nazi and Spanish post-war escape routes to Latin America, for instance. more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke; C. B. MacPherson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 6.95

    The "Second Treatise" is one of the most important political treatises ever written and of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and... more...

  • Democracyby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    This book makes the case for recasting current theories of democracy, democratization and de-democratization. more...

  • The Work of Global Justiceby Fuyuki Kurasawa

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Develops a new perspective from which to think about human rights and global justice. more...

  • Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinaryby Andreas Kalyvas

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Kalyvas explores a democratic politics of the extraordinary to examine the formation of a constitutional government. more...

  • Politicsby Aristotle; C.D.C Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95

    No other English-language translation comes close to the standard of accuracy and readability set here by Reeve. This volume provides the reader with more of the resources needed to understand Aristotle?s argument than any other edition. An introductory essay by Reeve situates Politics in Aristotle?s overall thought and offers an engaging critical... more...

  • Selected Political Writingsby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    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...

  • The Origins of Political Orderby Francis Fukuyama

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied... more...