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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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The renaissance of civil society

Fred Powell.

in The politics of civil society

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Policy. 12471 words.

This seminal chapter provides a panoramic overview of the relationship between civil society, democracy and politics. It offers a meta-narrative of civil society from antiquity to...

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Colonialism: Locke's Theory of Property

Barbara Arneil.

in John Locke and America

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 13425 words.

Property lies at the heart of John Locke's Two Treatises of Government. The creation of property and its preservation constitute the foundation of the state of nature and civil society,...

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Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

Allen C. Guelzo.

February 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 160 pages.

Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction explores the problems that confronted Lincoln and liberal democracy — equality, opportunity, the rule of law, slavery, freedom, and...

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Building the New Nationalism

Marc Stears.

in Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the State

January 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 17778 words.

Educated and well-informed Britons and Americans radically changed the way they thought about the nature of their society as a series of philosophical, sociological, and psychological...

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The Scandal of Reason

Albena Azmanova.

April 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 296 pages.

Theories of justice are haunted by a paradox: the more ambitious the theory of justice, the less applicable and useful the model is to political practice; yet the more politically realistic...

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Critical Republicanism

Cécile Laborde.

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. Subjects: European Union. 400 pages.

This book conducts the first comprehensive philosophical analysis of the hijab controversy in France, this book also conducts a dialogue between contemporary Anglo-American and French...

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10 × 10

Seyla Benhabib.

in International Journal of Constitutional Law

July 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law; UK Politics. 3968 words.

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University since 2001. She was President of the American Philosophical Association in 2007, and is...

Chains of Persuasion

Benjamin R. Hertzberg.

January 2019; p ublished online December 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics. 224 pages.

Democratic citizens around the world appeal to religious arguments, ideals, identities, and institutions in their political activism. And yet predominant theoretical accounts of liberal...

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Liberalism

Michael Freeden and Marc Stears.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

August 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 9237 words.

The chapter explores the many varieties of liberal thinking that have developed over time, often in parallel. Those include theories of liberty, individualism, and autonomy alongside...

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The Interplay of Law, Religion, and Politics in the United States

Derek H. Davis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 9387 words.

This article discusses law, religion, and politics in the United States. It looks at these issues within the following contexts; 1) separation of the church and state; 2) cooperation...

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Thornton, William

Daniel Preston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Architecture. 1764 words.

Thornton, William (20 May 1759–28 March 1828), architect, civil servant, and essayist, was born on the island of Tortola in the West Indies, the son of William Thornton, a planter, and...

Galloway, Joseph

Frank Baker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1336 words.

Galloway, Joseph (1731–29 August 1803), colonial statesman and Loyalist, was born in West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the son of Peter Bines Galloway and Elizabeth Rigbie. The...

The New Right in American Political Thought

Brian Glenn, Leif Parsell, Yael Levin Hungerford and Bianca Wythe.

in Political Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 13620 words.

The “New Right” is a political, cultural, and intellectual movement that arose following the Second World War. The previous movement on the American right had been damaged by a variety of...

The New Right in American Political Thought

Brian Glenn, Leif Parsell, Yael Levin Hungerford and Bianca Wythe.

in Political Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 13620 words.

The “New Right” is a political, cultural, and intellectual movement that arose following the Second World War. The previous movement on the American right had been damaged by a variety of...

Introduction—Rights Choices: Dilemmas of Human Rights Practice

Ron Dudai.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 4526 words.

Mifflin, Thomas

John K. Alexander.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; State and Local Government; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1745 words.

Mifflin, Thomas (10 January 1744–20 January 1800), merchant, soldier, and politician, was born in Philadelphia, the son of John Mifflin and Elizabeth Bagnell, Quakers. His father, a wealthy...