• James Madison's four accounts of the problem of faction 

      Hardee, Benjamin Dawson (2013-12)
      James Madison wrote four accounts of faction, the most public and famous of which was Federalist 10. By examining all four accounts, I undertake to develop a more capacious understanding of the design and purpose of Madison’s ...
    • Monarchy and political community in Aristotle's Politics 

      Riesbeck, David J., 1980- (2012-05)
      This dissertation re-examines a set of long-standing problems that arise from Aristotle’s defense of kingship in the Politics. Scholars have argued for over a century that Aristotle’s endorsement of sole rule by an individual ...
    • Xenophon’s failed imperialists : the question of empire in the Hellenica 

      Zug, Charles Ulrich; 0000-0002-3168-3161
      In Xenophon’s Hellenica, or “Greek Affairs” from 404-362 BCE, both empire and its absence entail characteristic advantages and disadvantages. An international arrangement without empire is necessarily one of empire-seekers; ...