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Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

Series Editor: Sebastiano Maffettone, Aakash Singh Rathore

Whereas the interrelation of ethics and political thought has been recognized since the dawn of political reflection, we have witnessed over the last 60 years – roughly since the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a particularly turbulent process of dilating, indeed globalizing, the coverage and application of that interrelation. At the very instant the decolonized globe consolidated the universality of the sovereign nation-state, that sovereignty – and the political thought that grounded it – was eroded and outstripped, not as in eras past, by imperial conquest and war, but rather by instruments of peace (charters, declarations, treaties, conventions), commerce and communication (multinational enterprises, international media, global aviation and transport, internet technologies).

Has political theory kept apace with global political realities? Can ethical reflection illuminate the murky challenges of real global politics?

The book series 'Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought' addresses these crucial questions by bringing together outstanding texts interrogating the intersection of normative theorizing and political realities with a global focus. The volumes discuss key aspects of the contemporary chiasmus of the local and the global – social movements and global justice, folkways and human rights, poverty and sustainability, rural realities and the cosmopolitan hyperreal.

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  1. Secularism, Religion, and Politics

    India and Europe

    Edited by Peter Losonczi, Walter Van Herck

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    This book highlights the relationship between the state and religion in India and Europe. It problematizes the idea of secularism and questions received ideas about secularism. It also looks at how Europe and India can learn from each other about negotiating religious space and identity in this...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge India

  2. Politics and Cosmopolitanism in a Global Age

    Edited by Sonika Gupta, Sudarsan Padmanabhan

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    This book offers a unique reconceptualization of cosmopolitanism. It examines several themes that inform politics in a globalized era, including global governance, international law, citizenship, constitutionalism, community, domesticity, territory, sovereignty, and nationalism. The volume explores...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge India

  3. Canned Heat

    Ethics and Politics of Global Climate Change

    Edited by Marcello Di Paola, Gianfranco Pellegrino

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    Climate change is a key challenge in the contemporary world. This volume studies climate change through many lenses: politics, law, ethics, philosophy, religion, and contemporary art and culture. The essays explore alternatives for sustainable development and highlight oft-overlooked issues, such...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge India

  4. Deprovincializing Habermas

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Bailey

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    This volume engages with Jürgen Habermas’s political theory from critical perspectives beyond its Western European origins. In particular, it explores the challenges of democratizing, decolonizing and desecularizing his theory for global contexts, and proposes ‘deprovincializing’ reformulations for...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge India

  5. Between Ethics and Politics

    New Essays on Gandhi

    Edited by Eva Pföstl

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    Is it possible to build an authentically democratic system in politics without concrete ethical foundations? Addressing this question in the wake of the contemporary crisis in democracy worldwide, the volume re-evaluates Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s key thoughts. It foregrounds their relevance to...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge India

  6. Global Justice

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Sebastiano Maffettone, Aakash Singh Rathore

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    The global justice debate has been raging for forty years. Not merely the terms and conditions, but, more deeply, the epistemic, existential and ethical grounds of the international relations of persons, states and institutions are being determined, debated and negotiated. Yet the debate remains...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge India

  7. Conflict Society and Peacebuilding

    Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Raffaele Marchetti, Nathalie Tocci

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    Civil society’s role in conflict and peace-building is increasingly being recognized: an integral element in conflict, it can act within the conflict dynamic to fuel discord further or to entrench the status quo. Alternatively, it can bring about peaceful resolution and reconciliation. The question...

    Published October 19th 2011 by Routledge India

  8. Wronging Rights?

    Philosophical Challenges for Human Rights

    Edited by Aakash Singh Rathore, Alex Cistelecan

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    This book brings together two of the most powerful and relevant philosophical critiques of human rights: the post-colonialist and the post-Althusserian, its balanced internal structure not just throwing these two critiques together, but actually forcing them to enter into confrontation and dialogue...

    Published April 26th 2011 by Routledge India

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Politics and Cosmopolitanism in a Global Age
    Edited by Sonika Gupta, Sudarsan Padmanabhan
    To Be Published October 30th 2014

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