Sovereignty Cover


God, State, and Self

By Jean Bethke Elshtain

Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465037599, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008


One of America’s foremost political theorists explores the connections between our political and ethical convictions, changing forever the way we understand the notion of “sovereignty”

About the Author
Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of "Just War Against Terror" and "Democracy on Trial," among other books. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois.