Cambridge University Press (1981)
|Abstract||Most accounts of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) deal with him as a prophet of either utilitarianism or of liberal democracy. This book discusses a less familiar but very important aspect of his political thought: his theory of how government institutions should be organised in order to function as efficient and yet responsive guardians of the community's interests. It thus focuses on his programme for he executive and judicial branches of government rather than for the legislature and the electorate. Dr Hume suggests that eighteenth-century political thought was richer in ideas about government that has usually been allowed, but that Bentham's special qualities of mind enabled him to widen and deepen those ideas much further than his contemporaries could have foreseen.|
|Keywords||Bureaucracy State, The|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$44.61 new (18% off) $51.30 direct from Amazon (5% off) $54.32 used Amazon page|
|Call number||JC223.B5.H85 1981|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
F. Rosen (1992). Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought. Oxford University Press.
Jeremy Bentham (1990). The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Securities Against Misrule and Other Constitutional Writings for Tripoli and Greece. Clarendon Press.
Sadao Tamura & Minoru Tokita (eds.) (2004). Symbiosis of Government and Market: The Private, the Public, and Bureaucracy. Routledgecurzon.
Philip Schofield (2009). Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham. OUP Oxford.
P. J. Kelly (1990). Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice: Jeremy Bentham and the Civil Law. Oxford University Press.
J. R. Dinwiddy (1989/2004). Bentham: Selected Writings of John Dinwiddy. Stanford University Press.
J. R. Dinwiddy (1989/2004). Bentham. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #169,830 of 722,698 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?