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  1. Gramsci and Contemporary Politics

    Beyond Pessimism of the Intellect

    By Anne Showstack Sassoon

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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

  2. Ethics and Politics in Contemporary Theory Between Critical Theory and Post-Marxism

    By Mark Devenney

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    In addressing the political and theoretical debates between critical and post-Marxist theorists, this book discusses the politics of communication and rationality, subjectivity, sovereignty, ethics and deliberative democracy, considering questions such as:* Does the theory of communicative action...

    Published January 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Culture & Democracy

    Public Reasoning and Political Inclusion

    By Cillian McBride

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    A new contribution to our understanding of democracy and multiculturalism, which bridges the gap between abstract accounts of public reasoning and more concrete proposals for democratic reform. This new study unites the two central themes of contemporary political theory: multiculturalism and...

    Published January 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Radical Green Political Theory

    By Alan Carter

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This volume is the first systematic, comprehensive and cogent environmental political philosophy. It exposes the relationships between the ever-worsening environmental crises, the nature of prevailing economic structures and the role of the modern state and concludes that the combination of these...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking State Theory

    By Mark J Smith, Mark J. Smith

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    In the last two decades, objects of analysis such as 'the state' have increasingly been seen as uncertain and contested theoretical concepts. Mark J. Smith presents a counter argument that highlights how existing theoretical approaches can provide useful tools for understanding contemporary...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Multiculturalism, Identity and Rights

    Edited by Bruce Haddock, Peter Sutch

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This innovative volume brings a selection of leading political theorists to the wide-ranging debate on multiculturalism and political legitimacy. By focusing on the challenge to mainstream liberal theory posed by the surge of interest in the rights of minority groups and subcultures within states,...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

    By Ari Kohen

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Dialectics and Contemporary Politics

    Critique and Transformation from Hegel through Post-Marxism

    By John Grant

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Dialectics and Contemporary Politics recasts dialectical thought for a post-Marxist age in which labour movement politics is just one political option among many. The book is organized thematically around concepts such as immanent critique, ideology, experience, and resistance, and according to...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge