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 ImageForged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

    John Ferejohn, Frances McCall Rosenbluth

    Peace, many would agree, is a goal that democratic nations should strive to achieve. But is democracy, in fact, dependent on war to survive?More

  3. Book ImageOn Hobbes: Escaping the War of All Against All

    Alan Ryan

    A guiding light to America’s Founding Fathers, Hobbes created the first truly modern political philosophy.More

  4. Book ImageOn Augustine: The Two Cities

    Alan Ryan

    No philosopher speaks more immediately to the excesses of our twenty-first-century world and the limits of human reason than Augustine.More

  5. Book ImageCommon Credo: The Path Back to American Success

    John E. Schwarz

    The author of America’s Hidden Success launches a daring and appealing political and economic plan to restore American unity and prosperity.More

  6. Book ImageThe Human Right to Health

    Jonathan Wolff

    “A broad-ranging, insightful analysis of the complex practical and ethical issues involved in global health.”—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageCan Intervention Work?

    Rory Stewart, Gerald Knaus

    Best-selling author Rory Stewart and political economist Gerald Knaus examine the impact of large-scale interventions, from Bosnia to Afghanistan.More

  9. Book ImageField Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation

    Alan S. Gerber, Donald P. Green

    A brief, authoritative introduction to field experimentation in the social sciences.More

  10. Book ImageThinking in an Emergency

    Elaine Scarry

    Award-winning critic Elaine Scarry provides a vital new assessment of leadership during crisis that ensures the protection of democratic values.More

  11. 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

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

    Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, Timothy Samuel Shah

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

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageThe Life and Death of Democracy

    John Keane

    From Plato to de Tocqueville to Fukuyama—an epic history of the governing philosophy that has defined Western history.More

  15. Book ImageA Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Deidre Shauna Lynch

    Third Edition

    Arguably the most original book of the eighteenth century, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a pioneering feminist work.More

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