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  • Machiavelli: The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; Quentin Skinner; Russell Price

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 13.00

    Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response to the world of Florentine politics. more...

  • Political Writingsby Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès; Michael Sonenscher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    The abbé Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836) expressed the essence of his thought in a series of three pamphlets published in the months leading up to the meeting of the Estates-General in 1789. This volume presents all three essays - Views of the Executive Means , An Essay on Privileges , and What Is the Third Estate? - in their entirety. 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...

  • Machiavelli: Selected Political Writingsby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 10.75

    Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages... more...

  • Discourse on Political Economy and The Social Contractby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Christopher Betts

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 5.99

    Censored in its own time, the Social Contract (1762) remains a key source of democratic belief and is one of the classics of political theory. It argues concisely but eloquently, that the basis of any legitimate society must be the agreement of its members. As humans we were `born free' and our subjection to government must be freely accepted.Rousseau... more...

  • Leviathanby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete collection complemented by author biography. ******************. Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly called Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes which was published in 1651. It is titled after the biblical Leviathan. The book concerns... more...

  • A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankindby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every part. ******************. Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men (Discours sur l''origine et les fondements de l''inégalité parmi les hommes) is a book by the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.... more...

  • Politik und Verfassungby Robert Chr. van Ooyen

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 42.68

    Verfassung und Recht gelten fast ausschließlich als Sache der Juristen. In diesem Buch wird dagegen die politikwissenschaftliche Analyse der Verfassung wieder aufgenommen, und es wird gezeigt, zu welch bedeutsamen Fragestellungen sie über den juristischen Diskurs hinaus gelangen kann. Die hier bearbeiteten Aspekte von Sollen und Sein, Macht und Demokratie,... more...

  • Lucid Mind, Intrepid Spiritby Lauren K. Hall; Paul Seaton; Peter Augustine Lawler; Carl Eric Scott

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 74.00

    This volume of essays explores the bases and significant aspects of the thought of the contemporary French philosopher, Chantal Delsol. It ranges from studies of her philosophical anthropology to her critique of international law, as well as on her thinking about the human person. An essay on the family enriches and illustrates the latter. A penetrating... more...

  • Zur kritischen Theorie der politischen Gesellschaftby Olaf Asbach; Rieke Schäfer; Veith Selk; Alexander Weiß; Kerstin Kock

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 56.57

    Der Band versammelt Beiträge, die aus Anlass des 65. Geburtstages von Michael Th. Greven verfasst worden sind. Im Zentrum steht dabei insbesondere die Diskussion der theoretischen und zeitdiagnostischen Potentiale der von Greven vorgelegten Theorie der „politischen Gesellschaft“. Die Beiträge gruppieren sich dabei um die folgenden Schwerpunkte: Zu... more...