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  • 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...

  • John Locke's Liberalismby Ruth W. Grant

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 33.00

    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$ 60.00 US$ 51.60

    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...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke; C. B. Macpherson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1980; US$ 7.50

    The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one 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... 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$ 52.50 US$ 45.15

    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...

  • Carl Schmitt and the Intensification of Politicsby Kam Shapiro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 28.99

    This book considers the relevance of Schmitt's work for contemporary debates surrounding democratic sovereignty and global politics. more...

  • Machiavelli and Mystery of Stateby Peter S. Donaldson

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 41.00

    This 1989 book studies the sacred and secular conceptions of kingship in the Renaissance. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 60.00

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