debuts of the month join us on facebook
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Selected Book Reviews by Eric Voegelin


Selected Book Reviews by Eric Voegelin

Over the course of his varied and distinguished academic life, Eric Voegelin was often called upon by review editors of scholarly journals as well as by editors in the popular press to examine, summarize, and critically assess the work of other scholars, of statesmen, and of men of affairs. The contents of the books Voegelin reviewed mirror his changing interests over the years, including questions of method, points of legal philosophy and jurisprudence, and issues of race, war, and the afternath of war. Of course, he was frequently called upon as well to review standard texts and new editions and monographs across the full range of political science. This collection of Voegelin's reviews amounts to a reflection in miniature of many of the problems Voegelin tackled in his essays, articles, and books from the 1920s until the 1950s, when, owing to the press of other business, he began to decline requests to review the work of others. Some of his reviews are little more than clinical summaries; others are analytic essays. A few are extended engagements with a text or a set of problems. Occasionally, particularly among the later reviews originally written in English, one finds flashes of Voegelin's legendary wit and a restrained impatience with the inadequate approaches or sheer incompetence of others. These book reviews will be of interest to all students and scholars of Eric Voegelin's work.

About the Author

Jodi Cockerill is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame, and a Junior Research Fellow at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut fur Politische Wissenschaft, University of Munich. Barry Cooper is Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary in Canada. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Eric Voegelin and the Foundations of Modern Political Science (University of Missouri Press).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

31st January 2002


Eric Voegelin

More books by Eric Voegelin
Author 'Like for Like'


University of Missouri Press


240 pages


Literary studies: general
Political science & theory
History of ideas



Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton