The Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt
Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1973, 576 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left."

Cartas a Lula

Bernardo Kucinski
Edições de Janeiro, 2014, 448 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Este livro reúne impressos guardados em envelopes e enviados diariamente ao presidente na primeira hora do dia. As cartas narram de forma exclusiva o processo de criação do Fome Zero, os embates em torno do salário mínimo, o estouro do escândalo do mensalão, o caso Larry Rother, entre outros episódios."

Cartas a um Jovem Político

Fernando Henrique Cardoso
D. Quixote, 2012, 184 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Nestas cartas procurei dividir com o leitor, especialmente os mais jovens, experiências que vivi em meus vinte e sete anos de política, lições que aprendi dentro e fora do governo e conhecimentos que fui adquirindo ao longo da vida." Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Manifesto do Partido Comunista

Karl Marx
Penguin, 2012, 112 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Mais de vinte anos após a queda do Muro de Berlim e o fim da União Soviética, o legado intelectual de Marx e Engels ainda pode ajudar a compreender as transformações do mundo contemporâneo? A crise financeira deflagrada em 2008 escancarou as fragilidades estruturais do capitalismo e ratificou diversos postulados dos autores do Manifesto do Partido Comunista."

Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes
Oxford University Press, 1996, 577 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"This new edition reproduces the first printed text, retaining the original punctuation but modernizing the spelling. It offers exceptionally thorough and useful annotation, an introduction that guides the reader through the complexities of Hobbes's arguments, and a substantial index."

On Liberty and the Subjection of Women

Stuart Mill
Penguin, 2006, 293 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"A prodigiously brilliant thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age, the political and social radical John Stuart Mill was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century."

The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay e Lawrence Goldman
Oxford University Press, 2008, 520 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"In the winter of 1787-8 a series of eighty-five essays appeared in the New York press; the purpose of the essays was to persuade the citizens of New York State to ratify the Constitution of the United States."

The China Model

Daniel Bell
Princeton University Press, 2015, 326 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (and regress) in China? "

Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville
Pengim, 2003, 992 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida."

The Athenian Constitution

Aristóteles
Penguin, 2004, 192 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political machinery between the seventh and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a model of democracy at a time when city-states lived under differing kinds of government."

Politics

Aristóteles
OUP Oxford, 1998, 480 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The Politics is one of the most influential texts in the history of political thought, and it raises issues which still confront anyone who wants to think seriously about the ways in which human societies are organized and governed. The work of one of the world's greatest philosophers, it draws on Aristotle's own great knowledge of the political and constitutional affairs of the Greek cities. By examining the way societies are run - from households to city states - Aristotle establishes how successful constitutions can best be initiated and upheld."

Imagined Communities

Benedict Anderson
Verso, 2006, 265 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson’s brilliant book on nationalism, forged a new field of study when it first appeared in 1983. Since then it has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is widely considered the most important book on the subject. In this greatly anticipated revised edition, Anderson updates and elaborates on the core question: what makes people live, die and kill in the name of nations?"