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11-20 of 60 results in 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
Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence
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
Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero
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
Critique and Transformation from Hegel through Post-Marxism
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
Alter-Globalizations and Nomad Science
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
A critical appraisal of Robert Cox and neo-Gramscian 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
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
Hegemony and resistance
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
Polities, Contention, and Ideas
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
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
Post-Ecologist Politics: Social Theory and the Abdication of the Ecologist Paradigm
To Be Published August 15th 2014
Ethnic Diversity and the Nation State: National Cultural Autonomy Revisited
To Be Published September 5th 2014
Critical Theory and Democracy: Civil Society, Dictatorship, and Constitutionalism in Andrew Arato’s Democratic Theory
To Be Published September 20th 2014
Epistemological Liberalism: Culture, Justice and the State
To Be Published September 30th 2014
Honor: A Phenomenology
To Be Published September 30th 2014
Democracy and National Pluralism
To Be Published November 1st 2014
Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism
To Be Published December 1st 2014
Scientific Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy
To Be Published February 15th 2015
Political Philosophy, Empathy and Justice
To Be Published June 1st 2015
Positive and Negative Freedom in Liberal Thought
To Be Published June 30th 2015