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Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

“Leviathan” is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract...


Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

by Chris Wickham

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into...


The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy's Duty?

by Anthoula Malkopoulou

Is voting out of fashion? Does it matter if voters don't show up at the polls? If yes, is legal enforcement of voting compatible with democracy? These are just a few of the questions linked to the thorny problem...


The Grammar of Politics and Performance

by Shirin M Rai & Janelle Reinelt

This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom...


Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 1

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 2

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

by Julian E Zelizer

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media

Between November 1963, when he became president,...


Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

by Lily Geismer

Don't Blame Us traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech suburbs,...


Minorities of Europeanization: The New Others of European Social Identity

by Hakan Ovunc Ongur

This book combines the conceptualization of social identity with historical analysis to rethink discussions of Europeanization and minorities. Problematizing the EU’s attempts to create a “European social...


Eisenhower: The Public Relations President

by Pam Parry & Mary Jean Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower is this nation’s most transformative public relations president, not because he was the best practitioner to occupy the Oval Office but because he embraced public relations as vital to...


Reflections on War and Peace and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo

This book connects diverse subjects that remind the reader of fundamental issues with respect to war/peace and politics. It examines the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures dealing with...


Europeanization of Judicial Review

by Nicola Ch. Corkin

Europeanization of Judicial Review argues that the higher complexity of the political framework in which laws are made today leads to less well-designed laws and loop-holes, allowing politicians to leave decisions...


Imagination in Politics: Freedom or Domination?

by Mihaela Czobor-Lupp

Imagination is a complex and ambiguous culture-making power that is a rather marginal concept in contemporary political theory. This book addresses how imagination can be both a source of freedom and domination...


Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line

by Alexander Anievas, Nivi MANCHANDA & Robbie Robbie Shilliam

International Relations, as a discipline, does not grant race and racism explanatory agency in its conventional analyses, despite such issues being integral to the birth of the discipline. Race and Racism in...


Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy

by Mark R. Warren

Dry Bones Rattling offers the first in-depth treatment of how to rebuild the social capital of America's communities while promoting racially inclusive, democratic participation. The Industrial Areas Foundation...


Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency

by Logan Beirne

Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War,...


Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left

by Simon Griffiths

Engaging Enemies examines responses of the British left to Friedrich Hayek, one of the gurus of Thatcherism, and attempts to rethink socialism in response to neoliberalism.


Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens

by Franklin L. Kury

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate...


Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation

by Samuel A. Chambers

Bearing Society in Mind disrupts the disciplinary boundaries of economic, political and cultural theory by exploring the theory and politics of the social formation.


The Prince (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Niccolo Machiavelli

It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government when he asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their...