The Political Theory Of The Federalist

Author: David F. Epstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226213019
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In The Political Theory of “The Federalist,” David F. Epstein offers a guide to the fundamental principles of American government as they were understood by the framers of the Constitution. Epstein here demonstrates the remarkable depth and clarity of The Federalist’s argument, reveals its specifically political (not merely economic) view of human nature, and describes how and why the American regime combines liberal and republican values. “While it is a model of scholarly care and clarity, this study deserves an audience outside the academy. . . . David F. Epstein’s book is a fine demonstration of just how much a close reading can accomplish, free of any flights of theory or fancy references.”—New Republic “Epstein’s strength lies in two aspects of his own approach. One is that he reads the text with uncommon closeness and sensitivity; the other is an extensive knowledge of the European political thought which itself forms an indispensable background to the minds of the authors.”—Times Literary Supplement

Rulers And Ruled

Author: Irving M. Zeitlin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802078773
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A guide to the fundamentals of political thought. Zeitlin shows that certain thinkers have given us insights that rise above historical context ? 'trans-historical principles' that can provide the political scientist with an element of foresight.

Immanuel Kant And Alexander Hamilton The Founders Of Federalism

Author: Roberto Castaldi
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9782875740168
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Federalism is spreading around the world as a system of government, yet its origins as a political theory remain obscure. Modern federalism was first developed at the end of the eighteenth century. While Kant identified in federalism the value aspect of universal peace, Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist Papers identified its main institutional features, commenting on the new federal American Constitution. <BR> This collection offers the first systematic comparison of Kant's and Hamilton's moral and political thought. The essays highlight the similarities and the differences between these two classics, as well as exploring their reception in different countries. The book focuses on their specific contributions to the development of federalism as a political theory, and touches on the contemporary significance of federalism with regard to issues such as peace, international order, and multinational and multicultural contexts. The combined analysis of Kant's and Hamilton's theories of peace, and of their institutional preferences, sheds light on present-day debates around peace and democracy. The book is a valuable contribution for scholars of federalism and of the writings of Kant and Hamilton.

The Political Theory Of A Compound Republic

Author: Vincent Ostrom
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739121207
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The Political Theory of a Compound Republic presents the essential logic of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton's design of limited, distributed, constitutional authority proposed inThe Federalist. Two revised and expanded ensuing chapters show how the idea of constitutional choice has been employed since the adoption of the 1789 Constitution of the United States. A new concluding chapter questions commonly accepted beliefs about sovereign nation-states and considers governance from the perspective of twenty-first century 'citizen-sovereigns.'

The Federalist Papers And Institutional Power In American Political Development

Author: D. Wirls
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137499605
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This book reconnects The Federalist Papers to the study of American politics and political development, arguing that the papers contain previously unrecognized theory of institutional power, a theory that enlarges and refines the contribution of the papers to political theory, but also reconnects the papers to the study of American politics.

The Political Theory Of The American Founding

Author: Thomas G. West
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110714048X
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This book provides a complete overview of the Founders' natural rights theory and its policy implications.

Federalism

Author: Giampiero Bordino
Publisher: P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Editions Scientifiques Internationales
ISBN: 9782807600546
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This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major problems of our age, and in particular the issues of peace and war in a world characterized by an uncontrolled globalization.

Theories Of Federalism A Reader

Author: Dimitrios Karmis
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312295806
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This reader brings together the most significant writings on federalism from the seventeenth century to the present. Federalist theories have received short shrift in most texts and university courses on the history of political thought. We tend to read this history, from Hobbes to Rawls, as if the greatest political thinkers were concerned exclusively with the unitary nation-state. Yet running parallel to this tradition is another concerned with the best ways for multiple political communities to share the same political space in federative arrangements. Many of the most famous political thinkers--including Rousseau, Kant, and J.S. Mill--have participated in both traditions, although until now their federalist writings have been less-well-known and harder to find.