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  • 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...

  • Rediscovering Institutionsby James G. March; Johan P. Olsen

    Free Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    The authors propose a new theory of political behavior that re-invigorates the role of institutions?from laws and bureaucracy to rituals and symbols?as essential to understanding the modern political and economic systems that guide contemporary life. more...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine 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...

  • 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...

  • A Third Concept of Libertyby Samuel Fleischacker

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00

    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...

  • 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$ 42.00

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

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