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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mythos Staatby Rüdiger Voigt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 40.36

    Carl Schmitt ist ein bedeutender Staatstheoretiker, noch dazu ein Meister des Wortes, aber ist er damit auch ein Klassiker? Zumindest ist er der wirkungsvollste, aber auch umstrittenste deutsche Staatsdenker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er hat die staats- und rechtswissenschaftliche Diskussion im In- und Ausland in einem Maße wie kaum ein anderer beeinflusst.... more...

  • Die Türkei in der Identitätsfalleby Meral Budak-Fero

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 40.36

    Welchen Einfluss hatten zehn Jahre EU-Beitrittsprozess auf die normative und empirische Entwicklung des Rechts auf Meinungsfreiheit in der Türkei? Anhand dieser Frage und dem theoretischen Gerüst des politischen Konstitutionalismus suchte diese interdisziplinäre Studie nach einer Erklärung für den schleppenden Beitrittsversuch der Türkei in die Europäische... more...

  • 50 Politics Classics: Freedom Equality Powerby Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    Explore politics through 50 classic books and influential writers who produced mind changing ideas and world changing political thought. 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...