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  1. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Deleuze and World Politics

    Alter-Globalizations and Nomad Science

    By Peter Lenco

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    The central argument of this book is that the univocal ontology and corresponding immanent metaphysics of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) can provide a theoretical perspective capable of accounting for the complex nature of world politics. Drawing on a wide variety of Deleuze’s...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Class, States and International Relations

    A critical appraisal of Robert Cox and neo-Gramscian theory

    By Adrian Budd

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This book provides an outline and a critique of neo-Gramscian international relations theory, from a Marxist perspective. Focusing on the pioneering work of Robert Cox, but also drawing on the wider neo-Gramscian literature, this book presents a comprehensive account of neo-Gramscian international...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Civil Disobedience and Deliberative Democracy

    By William Smith

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Civil disobedience is a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act, contrary to law, carried out to communicate opposition to law and policy of government. This book presents a theory of civil disobedience that draws on ideas associated with deliberative democracy. This book explores the...

    Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Gramsci and Global Politics

    Hegemony and resistance

    Edited by Mark McNally, John Schwarzmantel

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    The aim of this book is to explain and assess the relevance of the ideas of Gramsci to a world fundamentally transformed from that in which his thought was developed. It takes some of Gramsci’s best-known concepts – hegemony, civil society, passive revolution, the national-popular, trasformismo,...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Popular Sovereignty in the West

    Polities, Contention, and Ideas

    By Geneviève Nootens

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This book is an inquiry into the history of the idea of popular sovereignty as it has been shaped by the struggles between rulers and ruled. It builds on the notion that a thorough analysis of how the idea of popular sovereignty emerges from, and interacts with, a political history of contention...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Pliny’s Defense of Empire

    By Thomas R. Laehn

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Despite perennial interest in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, the world’s first encyclopedia, as a record of the prodigious, the quotidian, and the useful in Rome in the first century AD, for centuries Pliny has been derided as little more than an inept compiler of facts and marvels...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge