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John Locke and the Theory of Sovereignty : Mixed Monarchy and the Right of Resistance in the Political Thought of the English Revolution - Julian H. Franklin

John Locke and the Theory of Sovereignty

Mixed Monarchy and the Right of Resistance in the Political Thought of the English Revolution

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Published: 9th November 1981
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This volume is a sequel to the author's earlier work on the development of European theories of sovereignity and constitutionalism. Professor Franklin here explains a major innovation associated with the English Civil Wars. It was only now, he shows, that there finally emerged a theory of sovereignity and resistance that was fully compatible with a mixed constitution. The new conception of resistance in a mixed constitution was to enter the main tradition via Locke, who stood alone among major writers of the 1680s in holding that the effect of tyranny by any constituted power, even by the King alone, was entire dissolution of the government and the reversion of power to the general community. When this familiar position is read against the background of preceding constitutionalist theory, the Second Treatise reveals a new dimension of novelty and historical significance.

Review of the hardback: 'This immaculately argued book is a major contribution to Locke studies.' History

Preface
The background of the problem
The Parliamentary publicists
George Lawson
Locke and the Whigs
On the dating of Lawson's theoretical insight into dissolution
Locke and Burnet
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521285476
ISBN-10: 052128547X
Series: Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 9th November 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.21