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Elements of Political Science

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

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Title:Elements of Political Science
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(18 of 61 for author by title)
Essays and Literary Studies
Economic Prosperity in the British Empire
Published:   1906
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Company
Tags:Canadiana, non-fiction, political science

This volume is apparently intended for use as an introductory manual in the study of politics, and to this purpose it is well adapted. The author follows the general lines of Bluntschli’s Lehre vom modernen Staat, which in its English dress, as The Theory of the State, has served a useful purpose for many years. Part i discusses the nature of the state; part ii the structure of government; and part iii the province of government. In each part the more important facts and theories are presented, with suggestive criticism and helpful interpretation. The material employed is skilfully arranged and balanced, while the style is concise and clear.

—C. E. Merriam, Political Science Quarterly, June 1907 [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

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Stephen Butler Leacock (December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between 1915 and 1925 he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.

Perhaps his most famous books were Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, two of his thirty-five books of humour. He wrote twenty-eight books of non-fiction, his first was the famous Elements of Political Science.

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