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Great Political Thinkers

Edited by John Dunn, Fellow, Kings College and Professor of Political Theory, University of Cambridge, UK and Ian Harris, Department of Politics, University of Leicester, UK
This important series presents critical appraisals of great political thinkers from the Greeks to present day. It focuses in particular on those thinkers who are generally recognized as being central to the evolution and development of political thought. The series will be indispensable for a clear understanding of the origin and development of political ideas and the role played by the leading protagonists of the past.
Ten volume set
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Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 978 1 85898 096 6
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  • Politics and Public Policy
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This important series presents critical appraisals of great political thinkers from the Greeks to present day. It focuses in particular on those thinkers who are generally recognized as being central to the evolution and development of political thought. The series will be indispensable for a clear understanding of the origin and development of political ideas and the role played by the leading protagonists of the past.

Key Series Features:

All articles are selected by John Dunn, Fellow, Kings College and Professor of Political Theory, University of Cambridge, UK and Ian Harris, Department of Politics, University of Leicester, UK who have written authoritive introductions to accompany the literature.

Many of the articles are from specialised international journals and not readily accessible in every library
All articles are produced as originally published inclusive of footnotes and pagination to facilitate reference
‘In most respects this is a superb collection of key papers, published over the last century or so, interpreting the classic texts of political theory. The selection can hardly be faulted: nearly all the landmark work is represented and the central issues are all covered. With more than two dozen papers in most volumes, this is a valuable aid to both research and teaching. . . . The volumes are very well bound.’
– Alistair Edwards, Political Studies

‘These volumes are an intellectual feast, a great banquet of interpretations and arguments rich enough to sate the most gluttonous. Ten thinkers dealt with in twenty-one volumes, 11,947 pages, close on 5 million words – fifty-nine articles on Locke, fifty-four on Aristotle, seventy-six on Hobbes. Who could ask for more? Who, in fact, could reasonably have asked for so much? The quantity is awesome, and the quality is quite remarkable. John Dunn and Ian Harris have set out to provide a comprehensive collection of the very best secondary articles on their chosen authors.’
– Times Literary Supplement

‘We are indebted to the editors for assembling all of this in two volumes. . .’
– William Rockett, Sixteenth Century Journal