Discourses Concerning Government

By Algernon Sidney
Edited by Thomas G. West

Political Thought

Written in response to Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha (1680), the Discourses Concerning Government by Algernon Sidney (1623–1683) has been treasured for more than three centuries as a classic defense of republicanism and popular government.

Thomas G. West is Paul and Dawn Potter Professor of Politics, Hillsdale College.


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Trim size: 6 x 9

Pages: 645

Publication date: March 1996