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Page vii - ... Army, Navy, Militia, and Volunteers, and which is profusely interspersed with tabulated statements, maps, and plans. In the field of abstract, and not of concrete, politics, Mr. Boyd Kinnear has published a little volume called Principles of Civil Government (Smith & Elder), which professes to be " an outline of the principles on which government is founded, of the results at which it aims, and of the variety of methods in which it has been carried on.
Page 144 - It stirs the inhabitants of a locality into an interest in public matters. It gives them training in practical business, in controlling expenditure, and in exercising some measure of responsibility for their collective acts. In all these functions, also, its teaching is more effective because they are under the review of the technical officers of the central government, who keep them within the strict fence of the public statutes. But the demand for
Page vi - ... discussed above. In societies where relevant power resources are concentrated in the hands of the few, political power is also concentrated in the hands of the few, and in societies where important power resources are widely distributed, political power also tends to become...
Page 71 - Upon the accession of James I. to the throne of England, the two kingdoms of England and Scotland were united under one sovereign.
Page 77 - Thus it appears that in the inception of a Federal Union there must be voluntary agreement to the constitution among all the constituent States...
Page 178 - On the other hand, it is equally certain that a very large number of those who are poor in circumstances both read and think on political questions.