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Sir Henry Sumner Maine, Popular Government. Four Essays (1886 ed.) [1885]

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Sir Henry Sumner Maine, Popular Government. Four Essays, 3rd edition (London: John Murray, 1886).

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Originally written for the Quarterly Review, these essays question the commonly accepted justifications for “popular government” - Rousseauian natural law and Benthamite utilitarianism. This edition is the 3rd ed. of 1886.

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