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Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of EuropeAn Interpretation of "The Spirit of the Laws"

Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of "The Spirit of the Laws"

Vickie B. Sullivan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226482910
eISBN:
9780226483078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483078.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws is famous for overtly associating despotism with Asia and the Middle East and not with Europe. A scholar on this basis might be inclined to term Montesquieu an ... More

Teachers of the PeoplePolitical Education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill

Teachers of the People: Political Education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill

Dana Villa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226467498
eISBN:
9780226467528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Teachers of the People returns to the moment in history when “the people” first appeared on the stage of modern European politics. That moment—the era just before and after the French Revolution—led ... More

Why Parties MatterPolitical Competition and Democracy in the American South

Why Parties Matter: Political Competition and Democracy in the American South

John H. Aldrich and John D. Griffin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226495231
eISBN:
9780226495408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226495408.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Since the founding of the American Republic, the North and South have followed remarkably different paths of political development. Among the factors that have led to their divergence throughout much ... More

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