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Mission

The Locke Institute seeks to promote a greater understanding of natural rights, its implications for constitutional democracy and for modern society's economic organization. To that end, The Institute encourages theoretical research in the areas of property rights, public choice, law and economics, and the new institutional economics.

Literature relevant to the Locke Institute's mission available online:

  • Locke, John: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • Locke, John: A Letter Concerning Toleration
  • Locke, John: Second Treatise of Government
  • The Federalist Papers
  • Hobbes, Thomas: Leviathan
  • Mill, J.S.: On Liberty
  • Smith, Adam: Wealth of Nations