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  1. Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Scientific Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy

    Edited by Kyriakos N. Demetriou, Antis Loizides

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Over the centuries, the question of "good" or "effective" governance has undergone several transformations and ramifications to fit within certain social, cultural and historical contexts. What defines political knowledge? What is the measure of expert political leadership? Various interpretations,...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Michael A. Weinstein

    Action, Contemplation, Vitalism

    Edited by Robert L. Oprisko, Diane Rubenstein

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tensions of Modernity

    Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment

    By Daniel R. Brunstetter

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Critical Theory and Democracy

    Civil Society, Dictatorship, and Constitutionalism in Andrew Arato’s Democratic Theory

    Edited by Enrique Peruzzotti, Martin Plot

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Honor: A Phenomenology

    By Robert L. Oprisko

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ethnic Diversity and the Nation State

    National Cultural Autonomy Revisited

    By David J. Smith, John Hiden

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Kant and International Relations Theory

    Cosmopolitan Community-building

    By Dora Ion

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

    By Smita A. Rahman

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Hegel and the Metaphysical Frontiers of Political Theory

    By Eric Lee Goodfield

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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 24th 2014 by Routledge