Modern State
Political Theory and the Modern State: Essays on State, Power, and Democracy
Political Theory and the Modern State
Essays on State, Power, and Democracy
Paperback      ISBN: 0804717494
Power Elites and State Building
Power Elites and State Building
Hardcover      ISBN: 0198205473

The modern European state, defined by a continuous territory with a distinct borderline and complete external sovereignty, by the monopoly of every kind of legitimate use of force, and by a homogeneous mass of subjects each of whom has the same rights and duties, is the outcome of a thousand years of shifting political power and developing notions of the state. This major study, in the Origins of the Modern State in Europe series, sets out to examine the processes of state formation and the creation of power �lites.

Questioning Sovereignty: Law, State and Nation in the European Commonwealth
Questioning Sovereignty
Law, State and Nation in the European Commonwealth
Paperback      ISBN: 0199253307

This is a book about the transformation of sovereignty in the United Kingdom and the European Union, about the transition from 'sovereign states' to 'post-sovereign states', about devolution and nationalism and the future of the British union.

Questioning Sovereignty: Law, State. and Nation in the European Commonwealth
Questioning Sovereignty
Law, State. and Nation in the European Commonwealth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0198268769

This is a book about the transformation of sovereignty in the United Kingdom and the European Union, about the transition from 'sovereign states' to 'post-sovereign states', about devolution and nationalism and the future of the British union.

Reason and Horror: Critical Theory, Democracy, and Aesthetic Individuality
Reason and Horror
Critical Theory, Democracy, and Aesthetic Individuality
Paperback      ISBN: 0415930286

Morton Schoolman develops a fascinating and entirely new interpretation of the work of Horkenheimer and Adorno.

Reflections on the Revolution in France: A Critical Edition
Reflections on the Revolution in France
A Critical Edition
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804739234

The French Revolution is a defining moment in world history, and usually it has been first approached by English-speaking readers through the picture painted of it by Edmund Burke. Reflections on the Revolution in France is a classic work in a range of fields from history through political science to literature, and securely holds its place among the canon of "great books." Yet its meaning is still contested and often misunderstood, equally by those who wish to admire or to denigrate Burke for his present-day relevance. This edition aims to locate Burke once again in his contemporary political and intellectual setting. Alone among recent versions, it reprints the text of the first edition of the Reflections, and shows how Burke amended it as his knowledge of the Revolution deepened. It is certain to become the standard edition for scholars and students alike. The editor's Introduction is much more extensive than that of any previous edition. It situates the Reflections in Burke's life and the development of his ideas, the history of English political thought, the debate about the French Revolution, and the debate the book itself inspired. But the Introduction is more than a compendium of information; it is a thoughtful, coherent interpretation of Burke and his book. The editor's notes are also fuller than those of any previous edition, glossing many literary and biblical allusions missed by previous editors. He also supplies an extended note on the text, a biographical guide, and a bibliography, helpfully presented in discursive form.

Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government
Republicanism
A Theory of Freedom and Government
Paperback      ISBN: 0198296428

This is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. The latest addition to the acclaimed Oxford Political Theory series, Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an examination of the traditional republican conception of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with established negative and positive views of liberty.

The first part of the book traces the rise and decline of this conception, displays its many attractions, and makes a case for why it should still be regarded as a central political ideal. The second part of the book looks at what the implementation of the ideal would require with regard to substantive policy-making, constitutional and democratic design, regulatory control and the relation between state and civil society. Prominent in this account is a novel concept of democracy, under which government is exposed to systematic contestation, and a vision of state-societal relations founded upon civility and trust.

Pettit's powerful and insightful new work offers not only a unified, theoretical overview of the many strands of republican ideas, but also a new and sophisticated perspective on studies in related fields including the history of ideas, jurisprudence, and criminology.
Republicanism a Theory of Freedom and Government
Republicanism a Theory of Freedom and Government
Hardcover      ISBN: 0198290837

This is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. The latest addition to the acclaimed Oxford Political Theory series, Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an examination of the traditional republican conception of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with established negative and positive views of liberty.

The first part of the book traces the rise and decline of this conception, displays its many attractions, and makes a case for why it should still be regarded as a central political ideal. The second part of the book looks at what the implementation of the ideal would require with regard to substantive policy-making, constitutional and democratic design, regulatory control and the relation between state and civil society. Prominent in this account is a novel concept of democracy, under which government is exposed to systematic contestation, and a vision of state-societal relations founded upon civility and trust.

Pettit's powerful and insightful new work offers not only a unified, theoretical overview of the many strands of republican ideas, but also a new and sophisticated perspective on studies in related fields including the history of ideas, jurisprudence, and criminology.
Republics Ancient and Modern, Volume II: New Modes and Orders in Early Modern Political Thought
Republics Ancient and Modern, Volume II
New Modes and Orders in Early Modern Political Thought
Paperback      ISBN: 0807844748

This is a work vast in scale, soaring in its scholarly ambition, and magnificent . . . in its achievement. The author's command of the primary sources is staggering in breadth and depth, deftly orchestrated and rich with insight. . . . Deploying an avalanche of evidence. . . Rahe shows how alien the modern project, in all its diverse versions, was to the classics as well as the Bible.--Thomas L. Pangle, Political Theory

Resistance, Representation, and Community
Resistance, Representation, and Community
Hardcover      ISBN: 0198205481

In Resistance, Representation, and Community, Peter Blickle gathers a wealth of scholarly expertise for a Pan-European perspective on the social history of state-formation. Tracing the origins of the modern state to medieval political structures, the contributors explore the influence of the people and their communal organizations--ranging from rural parish meeting to powerful city council-- on the continuing development of an evolving Europe.