Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill brings together the complete texts or substantial selections from many of the masterpieces of modern political theory. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, this volume includes well-known works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, and Marx, and significant contributions by Spinoza, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Burke, Bentham, and Tocqueville. A distinctive feature is the inclusion of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and numerous papers from The Federalist. An extended introduction to each author's writings, provided by a renowned authority on the subject, features biographical data, philosophical commentary, and bibliographical guides. Ideal for courses in political philosophy and intellectual history, as well as surveys of Western Civilization, this enlightening work presents the authors and ideas which were most influential in shaping modern political thought.