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The sleeping sovereign : the invention of modern democracy / Richard Tuck.

By: Tuck, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The Seeley lectures.Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: xiii, 295 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107570580 (pbk.).Subject(s): Bodin, Jean | Hobbes, Thomas | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques | Democracy -- Philosophy | Sovereignty -- Philosophy | Referendum -- United States -- History | POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & TheoryDDC classification: 321.8 TUC Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Jean Bodin; 2. Grotius, Hobbes and Pufendorf; 3. The eighteenth century; 4. America; Conclusion; Index.
Summary: Richard Tuck traces the history of the distinction between sovereignty and government and its relevance to the development of democratic thought. Tuck shows that this was a central issue in the political debates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and provides a new interpretation of the political thought of Bodin, Hobbes and Rousseau. Integrating legal theory and the history of political thought, he also provides one of the first modern histories of the constitutional referendum, and shows the importance of the United States in the history of the referendum. The book derives from the John Robert Seeley Lectures delivered by Richard Tuck at the University of Cambridge in 2012, and will appeal to students and scholars of the history of ideas, political theory and political philosophy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Jean Bodin; 2. Grotius, Hobbes and Pufendorf; 3. The eighteenth century; 4. America; Conclusion; Index.

Richard Tuck traces the history of the distinction between sovereignty and government and its relevance to the development of democratic thought. Tuck shows that this was a central issue in the political debates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and provides a new interpretation of the political thought of Bodin, Hobbes and Rousseau. Integrating legal theory and the history of political thought, he also provides one of the first modern histories of the constitutional referendum, and shows the importance of the United States in the history of the referendum. The book derives from the John Robert Seeley Lectures delivered by Richard Tuck at the University of Cambridge in 2012, and will appeal to students and scholars of the history of ideas, political theory and political philosophy.

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