Download E-books Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius (Hellenistic Culture and Society) PDF

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By Arthur M. Eckstein

Arthur Eckstein's clean and stimulating interpretation demanding situations the best way Polybius' Histories have lengthy been considered. He argues that Polybius evaluates humans and occasions as a lot from an ethical perspective as from a realistic, utilitarian, or maybe "Machiavellian" one. Polybius fairly asks for "improvement" in his viewers, hoping that those that research his writings will emerge with an organization choice to dwell their lives nobly. educating via ethical exemplars, Polybius additionally attempts to turn out that luck isn't the sole average through which human motion can be judged.

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Download E-books The Ego and His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) PDF

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By Max Stirner

Credited with influencing the philosophies of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand and the advance of libertarianism and existentialism, this prophetic 1844 paintings demanding situations the very idea of a standard strong because the motive force of civilization. via analyzing the position of the human ego, writer Max Stirner chronicles the conflict of the person opposed to the collective — exhibiting how, all through heritage, the latter always results in oppression.
Stirner starts off with a learn of the person ego after which strains its subjugation from precedent days to the 19th century. not anything escapes his indictment: the traditional philosophers, Christianity, monarchism, the bourgeois nation; all have fettered people with legislation, morality, and duties. Revolutions expunge one evil purely to exchange it with one other, and Stirner envisioned — years earlier than the ebook of Marx's Manifesto — that socialism might climax within the final totalitarian state.
For scholars of political technological know-how and philosophy, this e-book is key examining. For these involved in the encroachment of authority upon person liberty, Stirner articulates a philosophy that continues to be unsurpassed in its scope.

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Download E-books Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson PDF

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By Robert W. Tucker

Not one of the founding fathers turns out extra elusive than Thomas Jefferson. A Virginian nationalist, a slave-holding philosophe, an aristocratic democrat, a provincial cosmopolitan, a pacific imperialist--the paradoxes loom as significant and portentous as the US itself. certainly, they signify the deep contradictions of his guidelines in addition to character, laid naked the following in a provocative research of Jefferson's statecraft.
Empire of Liberty takes a brand new examine the general public existence, concept, and ambiguous legacy of 1 of America's such a lot respected statesmen, supplying new perception into the which means of Jefferson within the American event. Robert Tucker and David Hendrickson vividly painting a fancy guy pushed through his ardour for liberty and his eager for an unlimited empire. They discover how Jefferson built a brand new method of international relations during his sour debates with Alexander Hamilton. This new international relations joined a coverage of territorial and advertisement enlargement with a dread of warfare and a reliance on monetary sanctions. It was once with such an outlook that Jefferson met the 2 nice crises of his presidency: the danger to American protection posed by means of the French acquisition of Louisiana and the limitations on American trade brought on by means of the demise fight among Britain and France. The coverage produced paradoxical luck within the Louisiana challenge yet resulted in whole failure within the kind of the Embargo. Taken to flee the choices of nationwide humiliation and battle, the Embargo led first to humiliation after which, eventually, to battle. The procedure of battle that Jefferson had was hoping after desire to reform by means of the Embargo was once no longer reformed. after all, Jefferson got here just about embracing measures which known as into query nearly each precept of presidency he professed to believe.
Empire of Liberty examines Jefferson's legacy for American international coverage within the gentle of a number of serious issues which remain hugely major this day: the fight among isolationists and interventionists, the old ambivalence over the nation's position as a crusader for liberty, and the connection among democracy and peace. Written by means of exceptional students, this publication presents priceless perception into the vintage principles of yankee diplomacy.

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Download E-books Methods and Models: A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science PDF

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By Rebecca B. Morton

At the present a lot of political technological know-how contains a wide physique of formal theoretical paintings that is still principally unexplored empirically and an increasing use of refined statistical thoughts. whereas there are examples of noteworthy efforts to bridge the distance among those, there's nonetheless a necessity for far extra cooperative paintings among formal theorists and empirical researchers within the self-discipline. This publication explores how empirical research has, can, and will be used to judge formal types in political technological know-how. those advancements, if mixed, are in all probability a foundation for a brand new revolution in political technology.

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Download E-books Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the Constitution PDF

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The accepted announcing that not anything is settled until eventually it's settled correct expresses just a part fact. Questions of basic and everlasting value are seldom ultimately settled. a really clever guy has acknowledged that in need of the multiplication desk there's no fact and no truth which must never be proved all over again as though it had by no means been proved, at times. Conceptions of social rights and duties and the associations established upon them proceed unquestioned for lengthy classes as postulates in all discussions upon questions of presidency. no matter what behavior conforms to them is thought to be correct. no matter what is at variance with them is believed to be incorrect. Then a time comes while, with obvious suddenness, the floor of debate shifts and the postulates are denied.
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Download E-books The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings PDF

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By Alain Badiou

Within the uprisings of the Arab global, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the eu revolutions of 1848. In either circumstances, the thing used to be to overthrow despotic regimes maintained through the good powers—regimes designed to impose the desire of monetary oligarchies. either occasions happened after what was once typically considered the tip of a progressive epoch: in 1815, the ultimate defeat of Napoleon; and in 1989, the autumn of the Soviet Union. however the revolutions of 1848 proclaimed for a century and a part the go back of innovative idea and motion. Likewise, the uprisings underway at the present time bring in a world resurgence within the freeing strength of the masses—despite the makes an attempt of the ‘international neighborhood’ to neutralize its power.

Badiou’s booklet salutes this reawakening of background, weaving examples from the Arab Spring and somewhere else right into a international research of the go back of emancipatory universalism.

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Download E-books Remapping Global Politics: History's Revenge and Future Shock (Cambridge Studies in International Relations) PDF

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By Yale H. Ferguson

Yale Ferguson and Richard Mansbach recommend that the country is wasting its potential, legitimacy and authority to stay the first actor in international affairs and is being remodeled right into a extra complicated "post-international universe" characterised through various and overlapping polities. Ferguson and Mansbach, for that reason, revise the "maps" of world politics and clarify the transferring and accelerating forces reworking them in an immense contribution to the problems of globalization and the way forward for diplomacy idea.

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Download E-books The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government PDF

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By Thomas N. Bisson

Medieval civilization got here of age in thunderous occasions just like the Norman Conquest and the 1st campaign. strength fell into the palms of guys who imposed coercive new lordships seeking the Aristocracy. Rethinking a well-known background, Thomas Bisson explores the situations that impelled knights, emperors, nobles, and churchmen to infuse lordship with social purpose.

Bisson strains the origins of ecu govt to a situation of lordship and its solution. King John of britain was once in basic terms the newest and so much conspicuous in a gallery of undesirable lords who ruled the population rather than ruling it. but, it used to be now not quite a bit the oppressed humans as their tormentors who have been in difficulty. The problem of the 12th Century indicates what those violent people--and the outcries they provoked--contributed to the making of governments in kingdoms, principalities, and towns.

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Download E-books Racial Theories in Fascist Italy (Routledge Studies in Modern European History) PDF

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By Aaron Gillette

Racial Theories in Fascist Italy examines the position performed via race and racism within the improvement of Italian identification throughout the fascist interval. The booklet examines the fight among Mussolini, the fascist hierarchy, scientists and others in formulating a racial personality that might achieve huge popularity in Italy.
This e-book can be of curiosity to historians, political scientists curious about the advance of fascism and students of race and racism.

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Download E-books Re-Examining Sovereignty: From Classical Theory to the Global Age PDF

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This publication presents an entire documentary heritage of the belief of sovereignty from classical concept to the worldwide age. by way of analyzing records on sovereignty by means of significant in addition to little-known thinkers, which express the interrelationship among political fact and the primary of sovereignty in background, the writer demanding situations traditional understandings of sovereignty. He adopts methodological standpoints. The 'diachronic' standpoint illuminates the attribute characteristic of recent sovereignty: the anthropomorphism of countries. The 'synchronic' point of view identifies nationalism and constitutionalism. the writer is going directly to declare that the Peace of Westphalia doesn't clarify sleek nationwide sovereignty. moreover, the increase and fall of the constitutional idea of sovereignty mirrored family in addition to foreign political environments. He concludes that the hot transformation of the main of sovereignty within the post-Cold struggle international may be understood within the context of 'new overseas constitutionalism'.

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