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  • On the Social Contractby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1988; US$ 7.95

    Contents include a note on the translation, introduction by Peter Gay, and a bibliography. more...

  • Hegel: Political Writingsby Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel; Lawrence Dickey; H. B. Nisbet

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 33.00

    Collection of Hegel's most important political writings (apart from Philosophy of Right) appearing together for the first time in English. more...

  • Human Rightsby Andrew Clapham

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99

    What are our human rights? What are their philosophical justifications and historical origins? Focusing on highly topical issues such as torture, arbitrary detention, privacy, and discrimination, this Very Short Introduction will help readers to understand for themselves the controversies and complexities behind this vitally relevant issue. - ;Today... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 6.75

    "This is an excellent, readable and vigorous translation of The Prince , but it is much more than simply a translation. The map, notes and guide to further reading are crisp, to-the-point and yet nicely comprehensive. The inclusion of the letter to Vettori is most welcome. But, above all, the Introduction is so gripping and lively that it has convinced... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes; Edwin Curley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 14.95

    Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A... more...

  • Truth Commissions and Procedural Fairnessby Mark Freeman

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    This book examines notions of procedural fairness applicable to truth commissions. more...

  • The Birth of Biopoliticsby Michel Foucault; Mr Graham Burchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 26.00

    Foucault continues on the theme of his 1978 course by focusing on the study of liberal and neo-liberal forms of government and concentrating in particular on two forms of neo-liberalism: German post-war liberalism and the liberalism of the Chicago School. more...

  • The Essential Writings of Machiavelliby Niccolo Machiavelli; Peter Constantine

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    FINALIST--2008 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the true depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. Refreshingly accessible, these superb new translations are faithful to Machiavelli’s original, beautifully crafted writings. The volume features... more...

  • The Portable Machiavelliby Niccolo Machiavelli; Peter Bondanella; Mark Musa; Mark Musa

    Penguin Publishing Group 1979; US$ 22.00

    In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory. The Portable... more...

  • Republicby Plato; Robin Waterfield

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 5.99

    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and... more...