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Action, Contemplation, Vitalism
This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein’s political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary continental theory. Weinstein is presented as a philosopher of life and as an American...
Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge
Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment
Politics today is marked by tension between claims of universal human rights and diversity. From the war on terror to immigration, one of the major challenges facing liberalism is to understand the scope of equality in a world in which certain peoples are perceived to reject and/or violently resist...
Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge
Civil Society, Dictatorship, and Constitutionalism in Andrew Arato’s Democratic Theory
This book focuses on Andrew Arato’s democratic theory and its relevance to contemporary issues such as processes of democratization, civil society, constitution-making, and the modern Executive. Andrew Arato is -both globally and disciplinarily- a prominent thinker in the fields of democratic...
Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge
Honor is misunderstood in the social sciences. The literature lacks both accuracy and precision in its conceptual development such that we no longer say what we mean because we have no idea what we’re saying. We use many terms to mean honor and mean many different ideas when we refer to honor....
Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge
National Cultural Autonomy Revisited
This book explores a largely forgotten legacy of multicultural political thought and practice from within Eastern Europe and examines its relevance to post-Cold War debates on state and nationhood. Featuring a Preface by former UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke, it weaves theory and practice to...
Published September 5th 2014 by Routledge
This book challenges popular international relations theories that claim to be based on the political writings of Immanuel Kant, and sheds new light on the philosopher's perspective on peace.Through an analysis of Kant's philosophical work and political traditions of his time, as well as of...
Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge
In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological forays, has remained grounded in a particular experience of time as linear and sequential....
Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge
For over one hundred and fifty years G.W.F. Hegel’s ghost has haunted theoretical understanding and practice. His opponents first, and later his defenders, have equally defined their programs against and with his. In this way Hegel’s political thought has both situated and displaced modern...
Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge
Judith Butler can justifiably be described as one of the major critical thinkers of our time. While she is best-known for her interventions into feminist debates on gender, sexuality and feminist politics, her focus in recent years has broadened to encompass some of the most pertinent topics of...
Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge
Beyond Pessimism of the Intellect
Can politics now be both radical and realistic? Gramsci and Contemporary Politics is a collection of Anne Showstack Sassoon's writing which spans the major transitions from Thatcher and Reagan to Clinton and Blair; the collapse of communism to the regeneration of social democracy. Applying original...
Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge
Democracy and National Pluralism
To Be Published February 8th 2015
Post-Ecologist Politics: Social Theory and the Abdication of the Ecologist Paradigm
To Be Published February 8th 2015
Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy: Cities and Transcendence
To Be Published February 16th 2015
Scientific Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy
To Be Published March 3rd 2015
Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom: ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’ 50 Years Later
To Be Published March 16th 2015
Deep Cosmopolis: Rethinking World Politics and Globalization
To Be Published May 10th 2015
Political Philosophy, Empathy and Justice
To Be Published July 14th 2015
The Politics of Economic Life
To Be Published September 14th 2015
Epistemological Liberalism: Culture, Justice and the State
To Be Published October 30th 2015
Time and Political Obligation
To Be Published November 30th 2015