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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 77 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 Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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