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  • The Making of the Modern Stateby Brian Nelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 39.00

    Nelson provides a historical overview of the theoretical and ideological evolution of the modern state, from pre-state and pre-modern state formations to the present. A major theme of the book is the need to understand the modern state holistically, as a totality of social, political, and ideological factors. more...

  • Social Theoryby Michael Marinetto

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    Contemporary state theories have philosophical and theoretical antecedents that can be traced to post-classical social and political thought: their influences can be traced to feminism, structuralism and poststructuralism, cultural theory, and network analysis. This book considers the philosophical and theoretical heritage of state theory. more...

  • Beyond Camelotby Edward L. Rubin

    Princeton University Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    This book argues that many of the basic concepts that we use to describe and analyze our governmental system are out of date. Developed in large part during the Middle Ages, they fail to confront the administrative character of modern government. These concepts, which include power, discretion, democracy, legitimacy, law, rights, and property,... more...

  • The Orthocratic Stateby MARTIN SICKER

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 108.00

    Sicker argues that it is the achievement of orthocracy as the motivating concept of the state rather than democracy as its optimum form that is crucial for mankind in the 21st century, notwithstanding that the widespread adoption of substantive democracy may be the best currently conceivable means for reaching the goal of universal responsible statehood.... more...

  • The Political Thought of William Ockhamby Arthur Stephen McGrade

    Cambridge University Press 1974; US$ 48.00

    A coherent account of Ockham's aims and the principles operating in all his political works. more...

  • For and Against the Stateby John T. Sanders; Jan Narveson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 41.99

    Is government justified? This perennial question is central to political philosophy and has never been more alive than at the present time, in the midst of continuing political and social upheaval worldwide. This collection of new essays by thirteen philosophers addresses questions of political authority in light of recent work in political theory.... more...

  • A Companion to Marsilius of Paduaby Gerson Moreno-Riano; Cary Nederman

    BRILL 2011; US$ 175.00

    Containing the latest scholarship by an international group of scholars, this book provides an essential guide both to the life and works of Marsilius of Padua as well as to the leading interpretive debates surrounding one of the greatest thinkers of the Latin Middle Ages. more...

  • The Idea of the Stateby Peter J. Steinberger

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    This book seeks to reaffirm the importance of systematic philosophical inquiry into the foundations of political life. more...

  • The Critique of the Stateby Jens Bartelson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 34.00

    First published in 2001, Bartelson's discussion of the suppositions and presuppositions of statehood is informed both historically and philosophically. more...

  • Marsilius of Padua: The Defender of the Peaceby Marsilius of Padua; Annabel Brett

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This 2005 book was the first new translation in English for fifty years of this classic of western political thought. more...