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  • 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$ 40.99

    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

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

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Second Treatise is notable for a number of themes which Locke develops therein. It begins with a depiction of the state of nature, wherein individuals are under no obligation to obey one another but are each themselves judge of what the law of nature requires. It also covers conquest and slavery, property, representative government, and the right... 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

    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$ 31.00

    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...