Sovereignty: An Inquiry Into the Political Good (Hardcover)

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Sovereignty: An Inquiry Into the Political Good (Hardcover)

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Who decides? Who is the Sovereign? What is a good act? In quest of answers to these vitally important questions, Bertrand de Jouvenel examines successively the nature and history of authority, the political good, the sovereign, and liberty. His concern is with "the prospects for individual liberty in democratic societies in which sovereignty purportedly resides in the whole people of the body politic." His objective is a definition and understanding of "the canons of conduct for the public authority of a dynamic society."

Daniel J. Mahoney is Associate Professor of Politics at Assumption College.

David DesRosiers is Executive Vice President at the Manhattan Institute.

Product Details ISBN: 9780865971721
ISBN-10: 0865971722
Publisher: Liberty Fund
Publication Date: April 30th, 1998
Pages: 389
Language: English