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Major Works: Political Philosophy

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 70 new and published major works in the subject of Political Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. An Introduction to the Republic of Plato (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 21)

    By William Boyd

    This edition originally published in 1962. The problems of life and government which are still the central theme of the Republic are still with us but the views presented in it were the outcome of strenuous discussion and they come to the modern reader as a challenge. To get to the heart of them he...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  2. A Short History of Electoral Systems in Western Europe (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 22)

    By Andrew McLaren Carstairs

    This book provides a concise and accessible account of the historical experience of European parliaments – why different electoral systems were adopted, how they have functioned, how they have affected the development of political parties, and in what respects they have been found over time to be...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Greek State (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 23)

    By Victor Ehrenberg

    This book charts the development and character of the political forms that grew out of the age of Greek immigration into the Aegean, and establishes the forms which in the course of history were decisive. It also examines the impact which the various forms of state exerted on Greek civilization and...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Political Repression in 19th Century Europe (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 24)

    By Robert J Goldstein

    Originally published in 1983. The nineteenth century was a time of great economic, social and political change. As Europe modernized, previously ignorant and apathetic elements in the population began to demand political freedoms. There was pressure also for a freer press, for the rights of...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Ancestral Constitution (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 25)

    By Alexander Fuks

    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...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Life of Niccolò Machiavelli (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 26)

    By Roberto Ridolfi

    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...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Politics and the Public Interest in the Seventeenth Century (RLE Political Science Volume 27)

    By J. A. W. Gunn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This book examines the concept of public interest against the background of English politics from the Civil War to the coming of the Hanoverians. These years witnessed both the rise of the modern notion of the public interest as a part of ordinary political language and the growth of a social...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 28)

    By F. P. Lock

    Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France is one of the major texts in the western intellectual tradition. This book describes Burke’s political and intellectual world, stressing the importance of the idea of ‘property’ in Burke’s thought. It then focuses more closely on Burke’s...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  9. A Fantasy of Reason (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 29)

    By Don Locke

    This ‘philosophical biography’ gives an account of Godwin’s life and thought, and by setting his thoughts in the context of his life, brings the two into juxtaposition. It relates Godwin’s views on politics and morality, education and religion, freedom and society, to the events of his life,...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Political and Social Philosophy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 30)

    Edited by D. O'Mahony

    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...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge