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  • The Basic Political Writingsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.50

    This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau’s most important political writings, and the addition of Cress’ new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Machiavelli: The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; Quentin Skinner; Russell Price

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 13.00

    Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response to the world of Florentine politics. more...

  • Locke: Two Treatises of Governmentby John Locke; Peter Laslett

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 15.00

    A revised 1988 version of Peter Laslett's acclaimed Two Treatises of Government, widely recognised as a classic text in the history of ideas. 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...

  • Discourse on Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    The searing indictment of man-made inequality in all its many forms that Rousseau offers in Discourse on Inequality is a must-read for philosophy buffs and supporters of social justice. This artfully composed argument sets forth the core elements of Rousseau's philosophical views, including his unique take on Hobbes' concept of nature and natural... more...

  • Wege in die neue Bundesrepublikby Clemens Albrecht; Jens Hacke; Eva Hausteiner; Manfred Hettling; Erik Meyer; Jan-Werner Müller; Herfried Münkler; Ute Pannen; Rudolf Speth; Edgar Wolfrum; Herfried Münkler; Jens Hacke

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 22.69

    Nach 1989 musste die Bundesrepublik ihr Selbstbild und ihre historische Tradition neu definieren. Dass Adenauer zum bedeutendsten Deutschen gewählt, die Erinnerung an 68 gepflegt oder sich mit dem »deutschen Herbst« beschäftigt wird, belegt den neuen Umgang mit der eigenen Geschichte. Die Beiträge beleuchten die politisch-kulturellen und ideengeschichtlich... more...

  • Ernst Fraenkelby Simone Ladwig-Winters

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 27.23

    Als Sozialdemokrat und Jude musste der Rechtsanwalt Ernst Fraenkel 1939 in die USA emigrieren. Das Manuskript seines Werks "Der Doppelstaat " - eine schonungslose Analyse des Nationalsozialismus und seines Rechtssystems - reiste als Schmuggelware voraus. Im Exil, wo er mittellos dastand, wandte er sich stärker der Politikwissenschaft zu und... more...