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The Cambridge Companion to The Federalist

Jack N. Rakove Colleen A. Sheehan



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Cambridge University Press
12 March 2020
History; History of Western philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Constitution: government & the state; Constitutional & administrative law
The eighty-five Federalist essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison as 'Publius' to support the ratification of the Constitution in 1787-88 are regarded as the preeminent American contribution to Western political theory. Recently, there have been major developments in scholarship on the Revolutionary and Founding era as well as increased public interest in constitutional matters that make this a propitious moment to reflect on the contributions and complexity of The Federalist. This volume of specially commissioned essays covers the broad scope of 'Publius' work, including historical, political, philosophical, juridical, and moral dimensions. In so doing, they bring the design and arguments of the text into focus for twenty-first century scholars, students, and citizens and show how these diverse treatments of The Federalist are associated with an array of substantive political and constitutional perspectives in our own time.
Edited by:   Jack N. Rakove, Colleen A. Sheehan
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   900g
ISBN:   9781316501849
ISBN 10:   1316501841
Series:   Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Pages:   602
Publication Date:   12 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction; 1. Publius and the Antifederalists: A Satisfactory Answer to All the Objections? David J. Siemers; 2. John Jay, The Federalist, and The Constitution Queintin P. Taylor; 3. Hamilton on Security, War, and Revenue Max M. Edling; 4. Reason Against Passion: Institutional Balance, International Relations, and The Law of Nations in The Federalist David M. Golove and Daniel J. Hulsebosch; 5. The Federalist's New Federalism Michael Zuckert; 6. The Political Psychology of Publius: Reason, Interest, and Interest in The Federalist Jon Elster; 7. Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, and the Philosophical Perspective of The Federalist Paul A. Rahe; 8. Madison's Republican Remedy: The Tenth Federalist and The Creation of An Impartial Republic Alan Gibson; 9. The Republicanism of Publius Colleen A. Sheehan; 10. The Interests of The Man: James Madison's Constitutional Politics Larry D. Kramer; 11. Politics Indoors and Out-of-Doors: A Fault Line in Madison's Thinking Jack Rakove; 12. The Cool and Deliberate Sense of The Community : The Federalist on Congress Greg Weiner; 13. Publius on Monarchy Eric Nelson; 14. The Federalist and The Judiciary William M. Treanor; 15. Publius' Political Science John Ferejohn and Roderick Hills; 16. The Republican Form of Government in The Federalist Harvey C. Mansfield.

Jack N. Rakove is William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Law at Stanford University, California. He is the author of seven books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (1996). Colleen A. Sheehan is Professor of Politics and Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University. Her publications include James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government (2009) and The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism (Cambridge, 2015).

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