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  1. Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom

    ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’ 50 Years Later

    Edited by Bruce Baum, Robert Nichols

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Since his death in 1997, Isaiah Berlin’s writings have generated continual interest among scholars and educated readers, especially in regard to his ideas about liberalism, value pluralism, and "positive" and "negative" liberty. Most books on Berlin have examined his general political theory, but...

    Published December 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 December 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 October 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 July 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Democracy and Pluralism

    The Political Thought of William E. Connolly

    Edited by Alan Finlayson

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    William E. Connolly’s political theory forms a distinct and influential contribution to contemporary debates about the nature and prospects of democratic life in the twenty-first century. His original conceptualisations of pluralism, naturalism, the politics of the body, religion, secularism and...

    Published December 30th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Utopian Politics

    Citizenship and Practice

    By Rhiannon Firth

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    In the context of global problems such as the economic downturn, escalating inequality, terrorism, resource depletion and climate change, cynicism prevails in contemporary politics, which need not be the case. Utopian Politics confronts a world intensely aware of the problems that we face and sadly...

    Published November 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Multiculturalism and Moral Conflict

    Edited by Maria Dimova-Cookson, Peter Stirk

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Multiculturalism is higher on the daily political agenda than it has ever been. Leading politicians and public commentators speak with an unparalleled bluntness about the perceived limitations of multiculturalism while representatives of cultural, minorities express concern about marginalisation....

    Published October 7th 2011 by Routledge