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  • The Evolution of Modern Statesby Sven Steinmo

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    The Evolution of Modern States, first published in 2010, examines the politics, history, and public policy of Sweden, Japan, and the United States. more...

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    Free Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Second Treatise is notable for a number of themes which Locke develops therein. It begins with a depiction of the state of nature, wherein individuals are under no obligation to obey one another but are each themselves judge of what the law of nature requires. It also covers conquest and slavery, property, representative government, and the right... more...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for independence from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common... more...

  • From Hierarchy to Anarchyby Jeremy Larkins

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book considers the rise of territoriality in international relations. Larkins takes the reader on a tour that moves from the mental horizons of Medieval European thought to the Renaissance. The end product is a theoretical and historical account of a momentous transformation that ultimately gives rise to the territorial state. more...

  • Why Machiavelli Mattersby JOHN BERNARD

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 63.00

    Machiavelli (1469-1527) is the seminal figure in early modern intellectual history for those living, or wishing to live, in a functional democracy. What Machiavelli is primarily about, and what makes him indispensable to those of us living in and struggling to preserve democracy in America, is the sum of individual and collective qualities required... 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...

  • Ideals as Interests in Hobbes's Leviathanby S. A. Lloyd

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 55.00

    A radical reinterpretation of Hobbes's Leviathan, focusing on that part of it devoted to religion. more...

  • Hannah Arendtby Margaret Canovan

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 38.00

    A reinterpretation of the political thought of Hannah Arendt, strengthening Arendt's claim to be regarded as one of the most significant political thinkers of the twentieth century. more...

  • Machiavelli and Mystery of Stateby Peter S. Donaldson

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 37.00

    This book studies the sacred and secular conceptions of kingship in the Renaissance. more...