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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
Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 256 pages).
Series Columbia studies in political thought/political history
Columbia studies in political thought/political history.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword; Preface; States of War; Introduction; The Autonomous State andthe Origin of the Political; States of Reasoning; Locke's Natural History of the Political; Systems of Sovereignty in Montesquieu; Rousseau's Cybernetic Political Body; Conclusion; Notes; Index.
Summary We fear that the growing threat of violent attack, whether from terrorism or other sources, has upset the balance between existential concepts of political power, which emphasize security, and traditional notions of constitutional limits meant to protect civil liberties. We worry that constitutional states cannot, during a time of war, terror, and extreme crisis, maintain legality and preserve civil rights and freedoms. David W. Bates allays these concerns by revisiting the theoretical origins of the modern constitutional state, which, he argues, recognized and made room for tensions amon.
Language notes In English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject State, The -- History -- 18th century.
Sovereignty -- History -- 18th century.
Natural law -- History -- 18th century.
War (International law) -- History -- 18th century.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0231528663 (electronic bk.)
9780231528665 (electronic bk.)
9780231158046 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231158041 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231158053 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
023115805X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard Number 10.7312/bate15804