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Major Works: Political Philosophy

You are currently browsing 31–40 of 115 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. The Foundations of Sovereignty (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    And Other Essays

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This influential study, originally published in 1921, develops aspects of Laski's theory of the state, ideas he introduced in his first important publication, Authority in the Modern State (1919). According to Laski, the state is not a supreme entity; it is one association among many that must...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Grammar of Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    Laski’s magnum opus, this volume outlines the history and functions of state institutions which (in the author’s view) are desirable for the effective functioning of a democracy. Topics discussed include: The necessity of government; state and society; rights and power; liberty and equality;...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Communism (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This volume bases a clear and unbiased account of Communist philosophy on the Marxian Materialist Concept of History and Marxian Theory of Value. The spear-head of Marxism is its doctrine of class-struggle and from this Laski sets out on in his exposition of the Communist attitude. Although first...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. An Introduction to Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This volume distils the themes expounded in A Grammar of Politics for the non-specialist reader. It is the best outline of Laski’s views in his transitional period....

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Democracy in Crisis (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This volume is an expanded version of the Weil lectures given at the University of North Carolina in 1931 and is one of the two texts of Laski’s quasi Marxist period....

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Rise of European Liberalism (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    An Essay in Interpretation

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    A valuable piece of intellectual history, readable in its own terms, this volume, beginning with the Renaissance and the Reformation, traces the growth of Liberal doctrine until the advent of the French Revolution. It shows the relation of Liberalism to the new economic system, and the impact of...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Programme for Victory (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski, Harold Nicolson, Herbert Read, W. M. Macmillan, Ellen Wilkinson, G. D. H. Cole

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    Written two years after the commencement of the Second World War, the chapters in this book succinctly put forward the case for reorganizing the foundations of the social order, by rejecting capitalism and historical equilibrium, both in Europe and further afield in the British Empire, in favour of...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Strategy of Freedom (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    An Open Letter to Students, especially American

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    In this tract, Laski discusses the British case for the destruction of Hitler from the angle of the university student, especially from America, who had doubts about the complexities of the situation. He illustrates why all parties in Britain felt that future freedom of intelligence depended on...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The American Democracy (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    A Commentary and an Interpretation

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This is Laski’s most important book after A Grammar of Politics. It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Reflections on the Constitution (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    The House of Commons, The Cabinet, The Civil Service

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This work remains of interest to anyone concerned with Britain’s political institutions and how they might be reformed. Laski was strongly in favour of utilising Britain’s capacity for decisive government to drive through great social reforms. He was still confident that there was a majority will...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge