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    Reconstructing the History of Political Languages: Pocock, Skinner, and the Geschichtfiche Grundbegriffe.Melvin Richter - 1990 - History and Theory 29 (1):38-70.
    The program of the Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe, formulated primarily by Otto Brunner, Werner Conze, and Reinhart Koselleck, calls for relating conceptual change to structural transformations of government, society, and economy in German-speaking Europe. J. G. A. Pocock, of Cambridge, identified the range of alternative and competing political discourses available to early modern writers, while Quentin Skinner, also of Cambridge, treated political theories in terms of those historical contexts and linguistic conventions which both facilitate and circumscribe legitimations of political arrangements, and he (...)
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    The politics of conscience.Melvin Richter - 1964 - London,: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
    Few thinkers exerted a greater influence upon British thought and public policy between 1880 and 1914 than T. H. Green. In his appraisal Richter applies to Green, usually studied as a philosopher, the techniques of analysis taken from sociology and the history of ideas. The result is important both as a study of a man who considerably affected the thought of his time and also as a contribution to the social and intellectual history of Victorian England. The chapter headings include: (...)
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    Begriffsgeschichte and the History of Ideas.Melvin Richter - 1987 - Journal of the History of Ideas 48 (2):247.
  4. Toward a concept of political illegitimacy: Bonapartist dictatorship and democratic legitimacy.Melvin Richter - 1982 - Political Theory 10 (2):185-214.
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    Conceptual history (begriffsgeschichte) and political theory.Melvin Richter - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (4):604-637.
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    II. Toward a Concept of Political Illegitimacy: Bonapartist Dictatorship and Democratic Legitimacy.Melvin Richter - 1982 - Political Theory 10 (2):185-214.
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    Conceptual History (Begriffsgeschichte) and Political Theory.Melvin Richter - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (4):604-637.
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    A Family of Political Concepts.Melvin Richter - 2005 - European Journal of Political Theory 4 (3):221-248.
    It has been argued recently that tyranny is a persisting phenomenon very much alive today, a greater danger than newer forms of misrule such as totalitarianism. One argument is based on human nature being such that the temptation to abuse political power in the form of tyranny remains a possibility in all societies. Another defines tyranny as a spiritual disorder of the soul and polity. Both date the 19th century as the time when tyranny dropped out of the western political (...)
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    Tocqueville and Guizot on democracy: from a type of society to a political regime.Melvin Richter - 2004 - History of European Ideas 30 (1):61-82.
    Did Tocqueville treat democracy as a type of society, as a political regime, or in terms of their interactions? This paper argues against the assumption that Tocqueville's concept of this relationship remained constant over his three decades as a theorist. Beginning with his literal acceptance of Guizot's doctrinaire definition of democracy as an état social, Tocqueville then developed an eclectic political sociology. Without rejecting the significance of social organization for politics, he often reverted to Montesquieu's theory of the complex interaction (...)
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  10. Tocqueville on threats to liberty in democracies.Melvin Richter - 2006 - In Cheryl B. Welch (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville. Cambridge University Press.
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    Why Concepts Matter: Translating Social and Political Thought.Martin Burke & Melvin Richter (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    The volume explores distinctive issues involved in translating political and social thought. Thirteen contributors consider problems arising from the study of translation and cultural transfers of texts, in particular in terms of translation studies, and the history of concepts.
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  12. The Meaning of Historical Terms and Concepts New Studies on Begriffsgeschichte.Hartmut Lehmann & Melvin Richter - 1996 - German Historical Institute.
     
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  13. Anti-Imperialism*/bysankarmuthu.Patchen Markell Lukes, Pratap Mehta, Jim Miller, Anthony Pagden, Jennifer Pitts, Melvin Richter, Patrick Riley, Richard Tuck & Linda Zerilli - 1999 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 66 (4).
     
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    Introduction: Translation of Reinhart Koselleck's "Krise," in Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe.Melvin Richter & Michaela Richter - 2006 - Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (2):343-356.
    Reinhart Koselleck is among the most original German theorists of history and historiography. His international reputation is due in part to his contributions as theorist and editor of the remarkable lexicon Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe (GG). The GG is an exceptional reference work that goes far towards realizing Koselleck's program and distinctive version of Begriffsgeschichte (the history of concepts, conceptual history). What is presented here is a translation in full of Koselleck's own entry on Krise (crisis). Few articles in the GG demonstrate (...)
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    Towards a lexicon of European political and legal concepts: A comparison of begriffsgeschichte and the 'Cambridge school'.Melvin Richter - 2003 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (2):91-120.
    The first step in planning a lexicon of European political and legal concepts is to decide upon how it is to be organised. Among the principal alternatives are the formats of three German reference works on the history of concepts (Begriffsgeschichte) and the methods associated with John Pocock and Quentin Skinner. Although these German and Anglophone styles are often regarded as incompatible, on closer inspection, they turn out to be in many respects complementary, as Skinner has recently acknowledged. What would (...)
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    Montesquieu: Selected Political Writings.Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu & Melvin Richter - 1990 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    The essential political writings of Montesquieu--a substantial abridgment of The Spirit of the Laws, plus judicious selections from _The Persian Letters_ and _Considerations of the Romans' Greatness and Decline_--are masterfully translated by Melvin Richter. Prefaced by a new fifty-page introduction by Richter for this revised edition, The Selected Political Writings displays the genius and virtuosity of Montesquieu the philosopher, social critic, political theorist, and literary stylist, whose work commands the attention of all students of the Enlightenment and of modern constitutional (...)
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    Conceptual History and Translation: An Interview with Melvin Richter.Vicente Oieni, João Feres Júnior & Melvin Richter - 2008 - Contributions to the History of Concepts 4 (2):226-238.
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    Aristotle and the classical Greek concept of despotism.Melvin Richter - 1990 - History of European Ideas 12 (2):175-187.
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    An introduction to Montesquieu's "an essay on the causes that may affect men's minds and characters".Melvin Richter - 1976 - Political Theory 4 (2):132-138.
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    A Note on the Text of Reinhart Koselleck: »Offene Fragen an die >Geschichtlichen Grundbegriffe<«.Melvin Richter - 2012 - Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte 54:249-266.
    This entry contains the German text of Reinhart Koselleck's response to the papers given at the meeting in December, 1992 at the German Historical Institute, Washington to commemorate the completion of the lexicon, Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe. Published in English translation, Koselleck's Offene Fragen an die >Geschichtlichen Grundbegriffe<, presented inter alia, the first major confrontation between German Begriffsgeschichte, as practiced by Koselleck, and J.G.A. Pocock, speaking for the Cambridge School dominant in the English-speaking world, Koselleck's German text is accompanied by a Note (...)
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  21. Bibliography of Signed Works by Elie Halévy.Melvin Richter - 1967 - History and Theory 7:46.
     
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  22. Conceptualizing the contestable:> Begriffsgeschichte< and political concepts.Melvin Richter - forthcoming - Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte.
     
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    Discussion: Reply to comments.Melvin Richter - 1999 - History of European Ideas 25 (1-2):31-37.
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    Montesquieu and the concept of civil society.Melvin Richter - 1998 - The European Legacy 3 (6):33-41.
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    More than a two-way traffic: Analyzing, translating, and comparing political concepts from other cultures.Melvin Richter - 2005 - Contributions to the History of Concepts 1 (1).
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    Montesquieu's theory and practice of the comparative method.Melvin Richter - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (2):21-33.
    Montesquieu's comparative method was his greatest contribution to the human sciences. Eighteenth-century European thinkers had developed many different models and conflicting evaluations of regimes and societies outside their continent. Thus Montesquieu had to create a method for comparative analysis, master data from the vast travel literature, and decide among competing interpretations of it. Montesquieu used comparison to show differences and to demonstrate similarities among the laws and practices of different peoples, as well as in a given people at different periods; (...)
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  27. Montesquieu, the Politics of Language, and the Language of Politics.Melvin Richter - 1989 - History of Political Thought 10 (1):71-88.
  28. Opening a dialogue and recognizing an achievement.Melvin Richter - 1996 - Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte 39:19-26.
     
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    Raymond Aron as Political Theorist.Melvin Richter - 1984 - Political Theory 12 (2):147-151.
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    Discussion: Reply to comments.Melvin Richter - 1999 - History of European Ideas 25 (1-2):31-37.
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    Tocqueville's brief encounter with Machiavelli: Notes on the florentine histories (1836).Melvin Richter - 2005 - History of Political Thought 26 (3):426-442.
    After publishing the first part of Democracy in America, Tocqueville travelled through England and Ireland. With his impressions of the early industrial revolution still fresh, he read and annotated Machiavelli's Florentine Histories. Tocqueville's interest was present-minded: could Florence be used 'as an argument for or against democracy in our time?' Rejecting charges that modern democracies share the defects that bought down the Florentine Republic, Tocqueville contrasted late medieval and modern republicanisms; direct and representative democracies; the politics of city states to (...)
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    The Concept of Despotism and l'abus des mots.Melvin Richter - 2007 - Contributions to the History of Concepts 3 (1):5-22.
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  33. Two Eighteenth-Century Senses of 'Comparison'in Locke and Montesquieu.Melvin Richter - 2000 - Jahrbuch für Recht Und Ethik 8:385-406.
     
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  34. Two Senses Of Comparison In Locke And Montesquieu.Melvin Richter - 2000 - Jahrbuch für Recht Und Ethik 8.
    This paper considers comparison in eighteenth-century Europe 1) as philosophical reflection upon an operation of the human mind and passions, 2) as a discourse on diversity and similarities of regimes and societies within and beyond Europe. Der Beitrag befaßt sich mit dem "Vergleichen" - "comparison" - im Europa des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. "Comparison" ist einerseits eine philosophische Reflexion über einen Prozeß des menschlichen Geistes und der menschlichen Leidenschaften, andererseits ein Diskurs über die Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten von Regierungs- und Gesellschaftsformen innerhalb und (...)
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    »That Vast Tribe of Ideas«: Competing Concepts and Practices of Comparison in the Political and Social Thought of Eighteenth-Century Europe.Melvin Richter - 2002 - Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte 44:199-219.
    In the human sciences of eighteenth century Europe, systematic comparison played a crucial part, generally as a method but also occasionally as a target of criticism. Particularly in the domains of political and social thought, comparison was conceptualized and practiced in sharply contested forms: philosophical, social-scientific, and rhetorical. While some of the meanings now carried by the concept of comparison in the human sciences coincide with what was understood by it in the eighteenth century, others do not. This paper discusses (...)
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    Understanding begriffsgeschichte a rejoinder.Melvin Richter - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (2):296-301.
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    Understanding Begriffsgeschichte.Melvin Richter - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (2):296-301.
  38. Bibliography of Works in the Philosophy of History, 1962-1965.Lewis D. Wurgaft & Melvin Richter - 1967 - Wesleyan University Press.
     
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    Books in review : Montesquieu and the old regime by mark Hulliung. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of california press, 1976. Pp. XI, 251. [REVIEW]Melvin Richter - 1979 - Political Theory 7 (3):436-440.
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    Montesquieu and the Old Regime. [REVIEW]Melvin Richter - 1979 - Political Theory 7 (3):436-440.
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  41. Review. [REVIEW]Melvin Richter - 1963 - History and Theory 3:266-274.
     
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    Review: Élie Halévy. [REVIEW]Melvin Richter - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
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    Robert shackleton, "Montesquieu". [REVIEW]Melvin Richter - 1963 - History and Theory 3 (2):266.