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  • Pragmatism and Political Theoryby Matthew Festenstein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    This exciting new book is the first comprehensive and critical study of the relationship between the Pragmatist tradition and political theory. Festenstein develops his argument through a detailed and original reading of four key thinkers: John Dewey, Richard Rorty, Jurgen Habermas and Hilary Putnam. more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke; Richard H. Cox

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95

    This essential volume features John Locke's hand-corrected text with an outstanding introduction to Locke's life and role in intellectual history, his principal works, and their purpose. Written by the editor, Richard Cox, the introduction also outlines the course of both treatises of government and analyzes the problems of interpretation. Also included... more...

  • Hannah Arendt and Political Theory: Challenging the Traditionby Steve Buckler

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 119.99

    Hannah Arendt's work has been noted for its unorthodox and eclectic style. This book aims to show that her unusual approach in fact reflects a consistent and distinctive conception of, and way of doing, political theory. This is established through close readings of her most influential works.In light of these readings Steve Buckler argues that... more...

  • Carl Schmitt: Theorist for the Reichby Joseph J. Bendersky

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Basing his work on the writings of Schmitt and his contemporaries, extensive new archival documentation, and parts of Schmitt's personal papers, Professor Bendersky uses Schmitt's public career as a framework for re-evaluating his contributions to political and legal theory. This book establishes that Schmitt's late Weimar writings were directed at... more...

  • Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporariesby Frederick G. Whelan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson.  This book is unified by its temporal focus on the middle and later decades of the eighteenth century and... more...

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes' Leviathanby Glen Newey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Hobbes is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought, and his seminal text Leviathan is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes? Leviathan introduces the major themes in Hobbes? great book and acts as a companion... more...

  • Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporariesby Frederick G. Whelan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson.  This book is unified by its temporal focus on the middle and later decades of the eighteenth century and... more...

  • Machiavelliby Quentin Skinner

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...

  • Marxism and the Stateby Dr Paul Wetherly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    Paul Wetherly provides a restatement and defence of the classical Marxist theory of the state, developing an analytical approach that draws on G.A. Cohen's functional interpretation of Marx's theory of history. Instrumentalist and structuralist arguments are conceived as related causal mechanisms within the functional approach, and the principle of... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendtby Dana Villa

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    A distinguished team of contributors examines the primary themes of Arendt's multi-faceted thought. more...