Bodin on Sovereignty Six Books of the Commonwealth

Author: Jean Bodin
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ISBN: 9781438288703
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The Six Books of the Commonwealth was the first modern attempt to construct an elaborate system of political science. It is perhaps the most important work of its kind between Aristotle and modern writers. To the public finances, which he called "the sinews of the state," he devoted much attention, and insisted on the duties of the government in respect to the right adjustment of taxation. In general he deserves the praise of steadily keeping in view the higher aims and interests of society in connexion with the regulation and development of its material life. Jean Bodin (1530-1596) was born in Angers, France, and became a French jurist and political philosopher, member of the Parlement of Paris and professor of law in Toulouse. He is best known for his theory of sovereignty.

Bodin On Sovereignty

Author: Jean Bodin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521349925
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This volume contains the essential points of Jean Bodin's theory of sovereignty, a landmark in legal theory and royalist ideology. The four chapters presented form the core of Bodin's classic work, Six Livres de la Republique. Bodin was primarily responsible for introducing the seductive but erroneous notion that sovereignty is indivisible, that the entire power of the state had to be vested in a single individual or group. This thesis, combined with the prevailing crisis of authority during the French religious wars, led Bodin to a systematically absolutist interpretation of the French and other European monarchies. This is the first complete translation of this material into English since 1606, and is accompanied by a lucid introduction, chronology, and bibliography.

Competing Sovereignties

Author: Richard John Joyce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415678145
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Competing Sovereignties provides a critique of the concept of sovereignty in modernity in light of claims to determine the content of law at the international, national and local levels. In an argument that is illustrated through an analysis of debates over the control of intellectual property law in India, Richard Joyce considers how economic globalization and the claims of indigenous communities do not just challenge national sovereignty - as if national sovereignty is the only kind of sovereignty - but in fact invite us to challenge our conception of what sovereignty 'is'. Combining theoretical research and reflection with an analysis of the legal, institutional and political context in which sovereignties 'compete', the book offers a reconception of modern sovereignty - and, with it, a new appreciation of the complex issues surrounding the relationship between international organisations, nation states and local and indigenous communities.

Die Urspr nge der totalit ren Demokratie

Author: Yaʻaqov Lêb Ṭalmôn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663070522
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Das vorliegende Buch versucht zu zeigen, daß sich im achtzehnten Jahrhunder- gleichzeitig mit dem liberalen Typ der Demokratie und aus denselben Prämissen heraus - eine Tendenz in Richtung auf das anbahnte, was wir als totalitären Typ der Demokratie bezeichnen möchten. Beide Strömungen haben seit dieser Zeit ohne Unterbrechung nebeneinander bestanden. Die Spannung zwischen ihnen bildet ein wichtiges Kapitel in der neue ren Geschichte und ist zur entscheidenden Kernfrage unserer Zeit geworden. Es würde natürlich zu weit gehen, wenn man die ganze Epoche von damals bis heute im Lichte dieses Konfliktes auslegen wollte, und doch war er stets vorhanden, wenn auch gewöhnlich überlagert und verdunkelt durch andere Fragen, die zwar den Zeitgenossen klarer erschienen sein mögen, die aber unter dem Blickwinkel unserer heutigen Zeit zufällig oder sogar belanglos anmuten. Von uns aus gesehen - von einem Beobachtungspunkt in der Mitte dieses zwanzigsten Jahrhundert- erscheint in der Tat die Geschichte der letzten hundertfünfzig Jahre als die syste matische Vorbereitung auf den schroffen Zusammenprall zwischen empirischer und liberaler Demokratie einerseits und totalitärer messianischer Demokratie anderer seits - und das ist die Weltkrise von heute.