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Political Repression in 19th Century Europe

Political Repression in 19th Century Europe

1st Edition

Robert Justin Goldstein
July 20, 2016

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...

Marx Against Marxism

Marx Against Marxism

1st Edition

Julius Lowenstein
February 04, 2014

This volume traces the origins, contradictions and consequences of Marx’s teaching on his followers. He uses Marx to speak against the rigid dogmatism inherent in much of Marxism and concentrates on the interpretations of Marx’s work by Max Weber....

On Trotskyism

On Trotskyism

1st Edition

Kostas Mavrakis
February 04, 2014

Trotsky--brilliant publicist, enthusiastic speaker, organizer of the Red Army, eminent member of the Bolshevik Party during the first years of the Russian Revolution--has often been depicted as a romantic figure by biographers. Kostas Mavrakis does not see him in this light. Mavrakis submits...

Matthew Arnold and John Stuart Mill

Matthew Arnold and John Stuart Mill

1st Edition

Edward Alexander
February 04, 2014

This study defines the relationship between humanism and liberalism by comparing the two Victorian figures who were most concerned with the preservation of humanistic values in a free and democratic society: Matthew Arnold and John Stuart Mill. The book sets apart Arnold and Mill from their...

Marx's Capital and Capitalism Today

Marx's Capital and Capitalism Today

1st Edition

Tony Cutler, Barry Hindess, Athar Hussain, Paul Q.Hirst
October 17, 2013

This volume is concerned with the re-evaluation and criticism of Capital itself. It is in three parts, each covering a specific area of Marxist theory. The first part contains an investigation into Marx’s theory of value and considers the types of questions and modes of analysis to which this...

Methodism and Politics in British Society 1750-1850

Methodism and Politics in British Society 1750-1850

1st Edition

David Hempton
October 17, 2013

Originally published in 1984, this book charts the political and social consequences of Methodist expansion in the first century of its existence. While the relationship between Methodism and politics is the central subject of the book a number of other important themes are also developed. The...

Medieval Papalism

Medieval Papalism

1st Edition

Walter Ullmann
October 17, 2013

This volume deals with the problem of State and Church in the Middle Ages from a new angle. It not only shows how and why the medieval popes pursued a policy of world domination, but also discloses the ideas by which the papal monarchs were primarily influenced....

Marx's Ethics of Freedom

Marx's Ethics of Freedom

1st Edition

George G Brenkert
October 17, 2013

This book reveals Marx’s moral philosophy and analyzes its nature. The author shows that there is an underlying system of ethics which runs the length and breadth of Marx’s thought. The book begins by discussing the methodological side of Marx’s ethics showing how Marx’s criticism of conventional...

Locke's Two Treatises of Government

Locke's Two Treatises of Government

1st Edition

Richard Ashcraft
October 17, 2013

This volume guides the reader through a detailed examination of the text to an understanding of Locke’s political ideas in relation to his writings on philosophy, education, religion and economics and the influence these ideas had upon eighteenth-century political theorists. The author shows how...

Law, Socialism and Democracy

Law, Socialism and Democracy

1st Edition

Paul,Q,Hirst
October 17, 2013

This book explores the political and legal institutions necessary for a democratic socialism in advanced industrial societies. It argues that a democratic socialist society needs a firm framework of public law, and a formal constitution. Populist conceptions of direct democracy and informal justice...

On Justifying Democracy

On Justifying Democracy

1st Edition

William Nelson
October 17, 2013

This book analyzes and assesses theories of democracy emanating from studies in a variety of disciplines, and proposes answers to a wide range of questions in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of law and democratic theory. Taken together, these answers constitute the basis for a theory...

Sovereignty

Sovereignty

1st Edition

Paul Ward
September 05, 2013

This volume analyzes the meaning of the term ‘sovereignty’ in early twentieth century thought by tracing the historical roots of the doctrine and surveying the origin of it back to feudal times....

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