The Social Contract
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publisher: J. M. Dent 1923
Number of pages: 338
Rousseau's influential 1762 work, in which he argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is based on a system of inequality. The philosopher proposes an alternative system for the development of self-governing, self-disciplined citizens.
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by Niccolo Machiavelli - Antonio Blado d'Asola
Shorter than most classic works, and more accessible to current readers because of their familiarity with politics, this work yields benefits to all who read, and critically examine the precepts it explains. A must-read classic of world literature.
by Tibor R. Machan - Hoover Institution Press
In this book, contributors grapple with issue of the role of democracy in a society that is committed to respecting the individual rights of all. They challenge conventional thinking, offering provocative ideas on democracy and individual freedom.
by Paul deLespinasse - Global Text Project
The goal of this text is to to describe and analyze a wide range of political phenomena and issues. It is an invitation for the student to think creatively, to join in the continual rethinking of political issues that is a prerequisite of progress.
by Kristen R. Monroe - University of California Press
How can we best understand the major debates and recent movements in contemporary empirical political theory? In this volume, the contributors present their views of the central core, methodologies and development of empirical political science.