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ISBN 9780674284067

Publication Date: 01/01/1968

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  • Introduction [John William Ward]
  • A Note on the Text
  • Book I
    • Preface to the Second Edition
    • 1. Introductory
    • 2. General Views and Difficulties of the Science of Government
    • 3. The Foundation of Government, and Right of the Majority to Rule
    • 4. Character and Operation of Elective Governments
    • 5. The Principle of Equality—to What Extent Can It Be Carried
    • 6. The Electoral Franchise
    • 7. The Election of the Public Officers
    • 7. Parties—the Office They Fulfill in a Republic
    • 9. A Republic Is Essentially a Government of Restraint
  • Book II
    • 1. Written Constitutions
    • 2. That in a Republic the Governors and the Governed Are Identical and Different
    • 3. Sovereignty of the People—Import of the Phrase
    • 4. Political Toleration—Is It Practicable?
    • 5. Monarchical Government
    • 6. Notice of the English Constitution
    • 7. The Legislative Power
  • Book III
    • 1. Religious Institutions
    • 2. Institutions for the Education of the People
    • 3. Military Institutions
    • 4. Institution of the Press
    • 5. Aristocratical Institutions
    • 6. The Institution of Slavery
    • 7. The Judicial Power
  • Book IV
    • 1. On What in America Is Sometimes Termed the Veto Power of the States
    • 2. The Right of Secession in the Confederate Form of Government
    • 3. The Executive Power
    • 4. The Classes of Society
    • 5. Notice of the French Constitution
    • 6. Is the American Government a Balanced One?
    • 7. The Influence of America upon Europe
    • 8. Ultimate Destiny of Free Institutions
  • Index

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