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Description - Sovereignty by Bertrand de Jouvenel

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. He writes for whoever would exercise the duties of a citizen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780865971721
ISBN-10: 0865971722
Format: Hardback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Liberty Fund Inc
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bertrand de Jouvenel

Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987) was born in Paris, taught widely, and became a renowned observer of British and American institutions. Daniel J Mahoney is Associate Professor of Politics at Assumption College. David DesRosiers is development officer for the Manhattan Institute.

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