An examination of theoretical and practical aspects of governance, published in 1891 by one of Britain's leading political philosophers.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I: 1. Scope and method of politics; 2. Fundamental conception of politics; 3. General principles of legislation; 4. Individualism and individualism minimum; 5. On property; 6. Contract; 7. Inheritance; 8. Remedies for wrongs; 9. Prevention of mischief and paternal interference; 10. Socialistic interference; 11. The maintenance of government; 12. Governmental encroachments and compensation; 13. Law and morality; 14. The area of government - states and districts; 15. Principles of international duty; 16. The regulation of war; 17. International law and morality; 18. Principles of external policy; Part II: 19. Methods and instruments of government; 20. The legislature; 21. The executive; 22. Relation of legislature to executive; 23. Two chambers and their functions; 24. The judiciary and its relation to other organs; 25. Local and sectional government; 26. Federal and other composite states; 27. The control of the people over government; 28. The state and voluntary associations; 29. Parties and party government; 30. Classification of governments; 31. Sovereignty and order; Index.