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  • 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Governanceby Mark Bevir

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 336.00

    The Encyclopedia of Governance provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 48.99

    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...

  • Political Order and Political Decayby Francis Fukuyama

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 11.98

    In The Origins of Political Order , Francis Fukuyama took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, he picks up the thread again in the second instalment of his definitive account of mankind's emergence as a political animal. This is the story of how state, law and democracy developed after these cataclysmic events,... more...

  • Power, Politics and the Emotionsby Shona Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is that there are sets of affective dynamics which complicate... more...

  • The Modern Stateby Christopher Pierson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    The modern state is hugely important in our everyday lives. It takes nearly half our income in taxes. It registers our births, marriages and deaths. It educates our children and pays our pensions. It has a unique power to compel, in some cases exercising the ultimate sanction of preserving life or ordering death. Yet most of us would struggle to say... more...

  • The Critique of the Stateby Jens Bartelson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    Bartelson's discussion of the suppositions and presuppositions of statehood is informed both historically and philosophically. more...

  • The Idea of the Stateby Peter J. Steinberger

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 41.00

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

  • The Modern Stateby Christopher Pierson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 57.95

    The modern state is hugely important in our everyday lives. It takes nearly half our income in taxes. It registers our births, marriages and deaths. It educates our children and pays our pensions. It has a unique power to compel, in some cases exercising the ultimate sanction of preserving life or ordering death. Yet most of us would struggle to say... more...

  • Global Forces and State Restructuringby Professor Martin Doornbos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 123.00

    This study explores a range of dynamics in state-society relations which are crucial to an understanding of the contemporary world: processes of state formation, collapse and restructuring, all strongly influenced by globalization in its various respects. Particular attention is given to externally orchestrated state restructuring. more...