Political Theory

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  1. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin

    The world’s population is now 7.4 billion people, placing ever greater demands on our natural resources. As we stand witness to a possible reversal of modernity’s positive trends, Malthus’s pessimism is worth full reconsideration.More

  2. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Frederic L. Bender, Karl Marx

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  3. Book ImageConstitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution

    Christopher Phillips

    “A provocative extension of Jefferson’s original plan.”—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  4. Book ImageCommon Sense and Other Writings

    Thomas Paine, J. M. Opal

    Thomas Paine often declared himself a citizen of the world. This Norton Critical Edition presents Paine and his writing within the transatlantic and global context of the revolutionary ideas and actions of his time.More

  5. Book ImageGod's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

    Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, Timothy Samuel Shah

    College Edition

    A fresh and illuminating perspective on the surge in religion’s political influence across the globe.More

  6. Book ImageUtopia

    Thomas More, Robert M. Adams, George M. Logan

    Third Edition

    Inspiring, provocative, prophetic, and enigmatic, Utopia is the literary masterpiece of a visionary statesman and one of the most influential books of the modern world.More

  7. Book ImageAmerican Political Thought: A Norton Anthology

    Isaac Kramnick, Theodore J. Lowi

    This authoritative and comprehensive new anthology presents key works in American political thought from the colonial period to the twenty-first century.More

  8. Book ImageWalden / Civil Disobedience / and Other Writings

    Henry D. Thoreau, William Rossi

    Third Edition

    This revised and expanded Third Edition adds three important post-Walden essays, "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Walking," and "Wild Apples," bringing the full scope of Thoreau's mature powers to twenty-first-century readers. The texts are accompanied by explanatory annotations, Thoreau's survey of Walden Pond, and the 1852 Walling map of Concord village and its environs.More

  9. Book ImageCosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

    Kwame Anthony Appiah

    “A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from HellMore

  10. Book ImageThe Selected Political Writings of John Locke

    John Locke, Paul E. Sigmund

    John Locke’s revolutionary writings created a sea change in political theory and, eventually, in liberal democracy in practice.More

  11. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Philip Appleman

    Second Edition

    While millions face hunger, malnutrition, and starvation, the world’s population is increasing by over 225,000 people per day, 80 million per year.More

  12. Book ImageMill: The Spirit of the Age, On Liberty, The Subjection of Women

    John Stuart Mill, Alan Ryan

    This long-anticipated Norton Critical Edition represents an extensive revision of its predecessor, On Liberty, edited by the late David Spitz.More

  13. Book ImageLeviathan

    Thomas Hobbes, Richard Flathman, David Johnston

    This Norton Critical Edition of arguably the greatest work of political theory written in the English language contains the bulk of Hobbes's treatise, including all chapters except those of interest primarily to professional historical scholars.More

  14. Book ImageThe Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Robert M. Adams

    Second Edition

    Robert M. Adams’s superb translation of Machiavelli’s best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.More

  15. Book ImageSt. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Paul E. Sigmund

    St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics contains translations of carefully chosen and central selections from The Summa Against the Gentiles, On Kingship or The Governance of Rulers, and The Summa of Theology.More

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