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    Free Press 2010; US$ 32.95

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    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

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

  • John Locke's Liberalismby Ruth W. Grant

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    In this work, Ruth W. Grant presents a new approach to John Locke's familiar works. Taking the unusual step of relating Locke's Two Treatises to his Essay Concerning Human Understanding , Grant establishes the unity and coherence of Locke's political arguments. She analyzes the Two Treatises as a systematic demonstration of liberal principles... more...

  • A Third Concept of Libertyby Samuel Fleischacker

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 52.50

    Taking the title of his book from Isaiah Berlin's famous essay distinguishing a negative concept of liberty connoting lack of interference by others from a positive concept involving participation in the political realm, Samuel Fleischacker explores a third definition of liberty that lies between the first two. In Fleischacker's view, Kant and Adam... 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...

  • Politics, Philosophy, Terrorby Dana Villa

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 45.00

    Hannah Arendt's rich and varied political thought is more influential today than ever before, due in part to the collapse of communism and the need for ideas that move beyond the old ideologies of the Cold War. As Dana Villa shows, however, Arendt's thought is often poorly understood, both because of its complexity and because her fame has made it... 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...

  • Carl Schmitt and the Intensification of Politicsby Kam Shapiro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 21.99

    The author writes confidently and engagingly, successfully blending together careful exegesis, conceptual analysis, and intellectual biography....Highly recommended. Three-star review..... more...

  • Politics and the Stages of Growthby W. W. Rostow

    Cambridge University Press 1971; US$ 48.00

    Rostow distinguished five basic stages of growth experienced by societies as they change from a pre-industrial state to full economic maturity. more...