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Author Bates, David William.

Title States of war : Enlightenment origins of the political / David William Bates.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.109033 BATE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 256 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Columbia studies in political thought/political history.
Columbia studies in political thought/political history.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Why Enlightenment? On Law and the Origins of the Political -- The Concept of the Political and the Constitutional State -- ch. 1 The Autonomous State and the Origin of the Political -- States of Law -- The Instrumental State -- Reason of State and the Origins of Legitimacy -- ch. 2 States of Reasoning: Modern Natural-Law Theory -- Disembodied Reason and the Nature of Sovereignty in Grotius -- Hobbes's Political Robotics -- Pufendorf's Concept of the Social -- ch. 3 Locke's Natural History of the Political -- Why Prerogative? -- Sovereign Decision and the State of Law -- Nature, War, and the Nature of War -- A Natural History of the Political -- Law in the Postpolitical Age -- A Political-Legal State -- A Political Community -- ch. 4 Systems of Sovereignty in Montesquieu -- Two Montesquieus -- The State of War -- The Political After War: Systems of Order -- States in War -- Exceptional States -- Technologies of Balance --
Contents note continued: ch. 5 Rousseau's Cybernetic Political Body -- Rousseau and the Political -- The End of Natural Law -- Humans In (and Out of) Nature -- Political Cybernetics -- Political Bodies at War -- Rousseau and the Modern State.
Subject State, The -- History -- 18th century.
Sovereignty -- History -- 18th century.
Natural law -- History -- 18th century.
War (International law) -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780231158046 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231158041 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231158053 (paperback: alk. paper)
023115805X (paperback: alk. paper)
9780231528665 (ebook)
0231528663 (e-book)