Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments

By Benjamin Constant
Translated by Dennis O’Keeffe
Edited by Etienne Hofmann
Introduction by Nicholas Capaldi

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In Principles of Politics, first published in 1815, Constant explores the subjects of law, sovereignty, and representation; power and accountability; government, property, and taxation; wealth and poverty; war, peace, and the maintenance of public order; and freedom, of the individual, of the press, and of religion.

Benjamin Constant (1767–1830), born in Switzerland, became one of France’s leading writers, as well as a journalist, philosopher, and politician.

Details

Oct 2003 | 6 x 9 | 580 Pages

Translator's note, introduction, index.

ISBNs

978-0-86597-396-1 Hardcover
978-0-86597-395-4 Paperback