Publication Year: 2012
Sir Henry Sumner Maine was one of the great intellects of the Victorian era. In Popular Government he examines the political institutions of men. He saw that popular governments, unless they are founded upon and consonant with the evolutionary development of a people, will crumble from their own excesses.
George W. Carey is Professor of Government at Georgetown University and editor of the Political Science Reviewer.
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Sir Henry Maine's life spanned one of the most illus trious periods of English history, the Victorian Age. 1 Henry Sumner Maine, Ancient Law (New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1917), p. 2. 4 Sir Ernest Barker, Political Thought in England, 1848-1914 (New York: Oxford Uni 5 Benjamin Evans Lippincott, Victorian Critics of Democracy (Minneapolis: University 6 Peter Viereck, Conservatism from John Adams to Churchill (Princeton, N.J.: D. Van ...
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The four Essays which follow are connected with studies to which, during much of my life, I have de kind; yet if it fails to bring with it these blessings, or even ...
ESSAY ITHE PROSPECTS OF POPULARGOVERNMENT
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The blindness of the privileged classes in France to the Revolution which was about to overwhelm them fur 3 It will be seen that I endeavour to use the term "democracy," throughout this volume, in its proper and only consistent sense; that is, for a particular of the relation between rulers and their subjects. If the ruler is regarded as the superior of the subject, as being by the nature ...
ESSAY IITHE NATURE OF DEMOCRACY
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John Austin, a name honoured in the annals of English jurisprudence, published shortly before his death a writers, it signifies the body of the nation, or the lower part of the nation, or a way of thinking and feeling favourable to demo eign people," that is, some large portion of the nation which is Democrafie ef Ia France. 2 I shall have to refer presently to M. ...
ESSAY IIITHE AGE OF PROGRESS
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In spite of overwhelming evidence [I wrote in 1861 ], it is most home to himself the truth that the civilisation which surrounds him is a rare exception in the history of the world. The tone of tions, would be materially affected, if we had vividly before us the relation of the progressive races to the totality of human life. ...
ESSAY IVTHE CONSTITUTION OFTHE UNITED STATES
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The Constitution of the United States of America is much the most important political instrument of 2 See the language employed by Canning, as lately as 1821, in conversation with John Quincy Adams, then American Minister in London (Morse's Life 5 Ibid., No. 19 (Hamilton and Madison). Nos. 19 and 20 are attributed to Hamilton and Madison in Mr.]. C. Hamilton's edition of the Federalist, but ...
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Publication Year: 2012