The Sleeping Sovereign: The Invention of Modern Democracy

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Richard Tuck traces the history of the distinction between sovereignty and government and its relevance to the development of democratic thought. Tuck shows that this was a central issue in the political debates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and provides a new interpretation of the political thought of Bodin, Hobbes and Rousseau. Integrating legal theory and the history of political thought, he also provides one of the first modern histories of the constitutional referendum, and shows the importance of the ...

The Sleeping Sovereign: The Invention of Modern Democracy 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107570580

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The Sleeping Sovereign: The Invention of Modern Democracy 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107130142

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