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  • Skepticism, Individuality, and Freedomby Bonnie Honig; David R. Mapel

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 84.00

    Major thinkers grapple with the challenge of this renowned liberal thinker. more...

  • Hannah Arendt and International Relationsby Jr. Anthony F. Lang; John Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    Hannah Arendt's approach to politics focuses on action and conduct, rather than institutions, constitutions, and states. In light of Arendtian conceptions of politics, essays in this book challenge conventional IR theories. more...

  • Rousseau's Theory of Human Associationby Greg Hill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    The book explores the characteristic features and political consequences of social interaction when the parties' intentions are transparent, and when they are opaque. The author develops a theory of association and uses it to elucidate, assess and extend Rousseau's views of human nature, civil society, the market economy and the republican state. more...

  • A Passion For Democracy -- Benjamin Constantby Tzvetan Todorov

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 25.95

    A subtle and humane exploration of Benjamin Constant, the 19th-century diarist, novelist, psychologist and political theorist -- the first French analyst of democracy. more...

  • Political Evil in a Global Ageby Patrick Hayden

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Hannah Arendt is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century?s most powerful political theorists. The purpose of this book is to make an innovative contribution to the newly emerging literature connecting Arendt to international political theory and debates surrounding globalization. In recent years the work of Arendt has gathered increasing... more...

  • Reflections on Rawlsby Dr Shaun P Young

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    The late John Rawls was one of the most inspiring, provocative and influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. In this collection a panel of distinguished political philosophers critically explore the intellectual legacy of Rawls. The essays herein engage Rawls's political theorizing from his earliest published writings in the 1950s... 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...

  • Straussophobiaby Peter Minowitz

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 44.99

    Straussophobia is a detailed, diversity-oriented defense of Leo Strauss and his followers against the false and often malicious charges that have been leveled by Shadia Drury and other critics, including Tim Robbins, Anne Norton, Earl Shorris, and Nicholas Xenos. Devoting particular attention to Strauss's interpretations of Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon,... more...

  • War, Domination, and the Monarchy of Franceby Rebecca Boone

    BRILL 2007; US$ 132.00

    Claude de Seyssel's important political treatise, The Monarchy of France (1515) illuminates the link between warfare, the state, and the social order in the Renaissance. In his effort to describe a state capable of conquest and expansion, Seyssel envisioned a new social and political order with radical implications for the French monarchy. more...

  • The Evolution of Modern Statesby Sven Steinmo

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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