The Invention of Modern Democracy
An examination of how the modern idea of constitutional referendums developed and how direct democracy became possible in modern states.
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
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|Afmetingen:||141 x 216 x 20|
Richard Tuck is the author of Natural Rights Theories (Cambridge, 1979), Hobbes (1989), Philosophy and Government, 1572–1651 (Cambridge, 1993), The Rights of War and Peace: Political Thought and the International Order from Grotius to Kant (1999) and Free Riding (2008). He is the editor of standard editions of Hobbes and Grotius, and the author of many scholarly articles on the history of political thought and political philosophy. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was a fellow for twenty-six years before moving to Harvard University, Massachusetts. He has been invited to give many series of lectures, including the Carlyle Lectures at the University of Oxford, the Benedict Lectures at Boston University, and the Seeley Lectures at the University of Cambridge. At Harvard University he has served as the Chair of the Social Studies Program since 2006.
'Richard Tuck is justly known for innovative, deeply contextual scholarship that manages to revise our ordinary ways of looking at the history of political thought. His new book does not disappoint. Indeed, I warmly commend it. … offers the reader a commanding metaphor for rethinking how modern democracy was 'invented'.' Michael Mosher, The Review of Politics
Preface; 1. Jean Bodin; 2. Grotius, Hobbes and Pufendorf; 3. The eighteenth century; 4. America; Conclusion; Index.
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