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De La Souveraineté

De La Souveraineté

By Bertrand De Jouvenel

Médicis, 1955, 376 pp.

This extended and far-from-easy inquiry into the nature of sovereignty and authority is the direct outgrowth of the author's earlier work on power, which appeared in 1945. Although M. de Jouvenel is necessarily engaged in a number of "débats millénaires," his central preoccupation is with the expansion of public authority in recent times and its relation to liberty and the public weal.