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Hobbes and the social contract tradition
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Libri Moderni

Hampton, Jean.

Hobbes and the social contract tradition / Jean Hampton.

1st paperback ed.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988, c1986.

Abstract: This major study of Hobbes' political philosophy draws on recent developments in game and decision theory to explore whether the thrust of the argument in Leviathan, that it is in the interests of the people to create a ruler with absolute power, can be shown to be cogent. Professor Hampton has written a book of vital importance to political philosophers, political and social scientists, and intellectual historians.

Power elites and state building
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Libri Moderni

European Science Foundation.

Power elites and state building / edited by Wolfgang Reinhard.

Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1996.

The origins of the modern state in Europe. ; theme D

Abstract: The modern European state, defined by a continuous territory with a distinct borderline and complete external sovereignty, by the monopoly of every kind of legitimate use of force, and by a homogeneous mass of subjects each of whom has the same rights and duties, is the outcome of a thousand years of shifting political power and developing notions of the state. This major study, in the Origins of the Modern State in Europe series, sets out to examine the processes of state formation and the creation of power elites. A team of leading European historians explores the dominant institutions and ideologies of the past, and their role in the creation of the contemporary nation-state.