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A History of Political Thought in the 16th Century

A History of Political Thought in the 16th Century

1st Edition

J. W. Allen
September 05, 2013

This presentation of the main phases and features of political thought in the sixteenth century is based on an exhaustive study of contemporary writings in Latin, English, French, German and Italian. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the new thought of Protestantism....

Greek Political Theory

Greek Political Theory

1st Edition

Sir Ernest Barker
June 19, 2013

Much has been written about the interpretation of Plato in the last thirty years. Once interpreted as a revolutionary of the left, and a prophet of Socialism, he has lately been interpreted as a revolutionary of the Right and a forerunner of Fascism. In this book Plato appears as himself – a...

Political and Social Philosophy

Political and Social Philosophy

1st Edition

D. O'Mahony
June 17, 2013

This volume consists of many of Lacordaire’s writings on social and political issues, many of which have been out of print for a long time and some of which appeared in this volume, when originally published, for the time in English. The central theme of the book is that the Christian solution of...

Socialism National or International

Socialism National or International

1st Edition

Franz Borkenau
June 17, 2013

Dr. Borkenau discusses the ideals of international socialism in the light of the realities of a world of strife and struggle. He maintains that socialist internationalism of the old type has little relation to the problems of the present. The world has become much more nationalist, and the labour...

Political Science: An Outline For The Intending Student of Government, Politics and Political Science

Political Science: An Outline For The Intending Student of Government, Politics and Political Science

1st Edition

H. Victor Wiseman
June 17, 2013

This book, originally published in 1959, makes explicit the social principles which underlie the procedures and political practice of the modern democratic state. The authors take the view that in the modern welfare state there are problems connected with the nature of law, with concepts like...

Political Judgement

Political Judgement

1st Edition

Ronald Beiner
June 17, 2013

Originally published in 1983. One of the basic capacities of man as a political being is his faculty of judgement. Yet for all the books on concepts like freedom, equality and authority, surprisingly little attention has been given to this topic in the tradition of Western political thought. What...

The Ancestral Constitution

The Ancestral Constitution

1st Edition

Alexander Fuks
June 17, 2013

Originally published in 1953. The return to the "ancestral constitution" was a major issue in Athenian politics in the period of the revolution of 411 and 404 B.C. This book examines the scope and import of the question of the "ancestral constitution". Chapter 1 is a study of Kleitophon’s Rider nd...

The Life of Niccolò Machiavelli

The Life of Niccolò Machiavelli

1st Edition

Roberto Ridolfi
June 17, 2013

This biography of Macchiavelli is widely regarded as Ridolfi’s masterpiece and is based on much material drawn from private and public archives. It presents a fresh interpretation of Macchiavelli’s career and writings and here, for example the dating of the composition of such famous works as the...

The Study of Comparative Government and Politics

The Study of Comparative Government and Politics

1st Edition

Gunnar Heckscher
June 17, 2013

Originally published in 1957, the first part of the book discusses the general problems of approach, classification, typology and terminology, and examines ancillary fields of study and the methods of teaching comparative government. Part Two is concerned with studies of particular areas,...

The Politics of the Labour Party

The Politics of the Labour Party

1st Edition

Dennis Kavanagh
April 15, 2013

It would be differcult to think of any political party whose internal problems have been so publicly scrutinised as have those of the Labour Party in recent years. The authors of The Politics of the Labour Party were not specifically asked to consider the question-why Labour? There has been no...

Socialism

Socialism

1st Edition

Norman Mackenzie
April 15, 2013

This book, originally published in 1949 (but here re-issuing the second edition of 1966) presents a history of international socialism, not just from the political but also the economic standpoint....

Political Parties

Political Parties

1st Edition

J. Jupp
April 15, 2013

In this book the author proposes that parties are indispensable to modern politics and that the absence of parties suggests that a system is governed by a traditional elite which has yet to come to terms with the modern world. Without them it would be impossible to legitimize modern systems, to...

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