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Maxims

by Le Duc de

These maxims, of the French Duc, remain one of the best books of its kind, and have been translated into many languages, and frequently into English.

The present edition by John Heard, noted translator of Ronsard,...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world.


The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Secruity Policies

by Edward Shils

One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyism-an essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and...


The Migration Industry and the Commercialization of International Migration

by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen & Ninna Nyberg Sorensen

Migration has become business, big business. Over the last few decades a host of new business opportunities have emerged that capitalize both on the migrants' desires to migrate and the struggle by governments...


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.