Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill brings together complete texts or substantial selections from many of the greatest works of modern political theory. The most comprehensive anthology of its kind, this volume includes well known writings by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Spinoza, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Burke, Bentham, and Tocqueville. A distinctive feature of this collection is the inclusion of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and extensive selections from The Federalist. It also includes an introduction to each author's writings, provided by a renowned authority on the subject and featuring biographical data, philosophical commentary, and bibliographical guides. Ideal for courses in political philosophy, theory, and history, this work will also serve as an excellent collection for surveys of Western Civilization, as it focuses on the authors and ideas that have shaped Western political thought over the centuries.