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  • The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Written in a fit of pique brought about by Edmund Burke's blistering attack of the French Revolution, Paine's The Rights of Man has come to be regarded as one of the most important works in the realm of Western political philosophy. In it, Paine contends that some rights that are granted through natural law, rather than by governments or constitutions.... more...

  • The Evolution of Modern Statesby Sven Steinmo

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

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

  • Rediscovering Institutionsby James G. March

    Free Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • John Locke's Liberalismby Ruth W. Grant

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    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$ 52.50

    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$ 45.00

    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...