The foundations of poltical [political] science

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Transaction Publishers, 1933 - Political Science - 158 pages
John W. Burgess was one of the indisputable founders of the discipline of political science in the United States. Two crucial influences on the development of Burgess's political thought were the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. His interest in these historical events, which he saw as central to understanding the importance of the nation-state, deeply influenced the Foundations of Political Science, his most compact exposition of what he believed to be the core principles of political science.
 

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Contents

The Idea of the Nation
3
The Present Geographical Distribution of Nations and Nationalities
7
National Political Character
31
Relations of These Fundamental Facts to Practice Politics
41
THE STATE
51
The Idea and the Conception of the State
53
The Origin of the State
63
The Forms of State
72
LIBERTY
95
Political Liberty
97
The Idea the Source the Content and the Guaranty of Individual Liberty
100
GOVERNMENT
111
The Forms of Government
113
Democracy in Theory
129
Democracy in History
141
INDEX
149

The Ends of the State
87

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