Jason Blakely is assistant professor of political science at Pepperdine University.
"This book does an excellent job in identifying a real problem in mainstream political theory-its overly normative character and its separation from social science. It contains many original contributions to the field. I particularly liked the way in which the problems of naturalism are presented as institutional, cultural, and political as well as philosophical. The historical background to these problems is also interesting and sheds fresh light on the issues." - Nicholas Smith, Macquarie University