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- 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...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 36.00
Examines the way that the state has been imagined in terms traditionally associated with human subjectivity: body, mind, personality and home. This book weaves a set of arguments concerning the three icons of the political imagination - the political collective, the sovereign agency and the enemy figure. more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 41.00
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...
- Profile Books 2014; US$ 26.67
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... more...
- 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...