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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
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 21st 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
This edited volume provides a coherent and comprehensive assessment of Antonio Gramsci's significant contribution to the fields of political and cultural theory. It contains seminal contributions from a broad range of important political and cultural theorists from around the world and explains the...
Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge
‘Two Concepts of Liberty’ 50 Years Later
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 19th 2012 by Routledge
Cities and Transcendence
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 14th 2012 by Routledge
Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment
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 20th 2012 by Routledge
The Political Thought of William E. Connolly
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 29th 2011 by Routledge
Democracy and National Pluralism
To Be Published October 31st 2014
Tensions of Modernity: Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment
To Be Published November 18th 2014
Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism
To Be Published December 17th 2014
Claus Offe and the Critical Theory of the Capitalist State
To Be Published January 14th 2015
Scientific Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy
To Be Published March 3rd 2015
Political Philosophy, Empathy and Justice
To Be Published May 31st 2015
Positive and Negative Freedom in Liberal Thought
To Be Published June 29th 2015
Kierkegaard and the Political Theory of Love: Love is a Revolution
To Be Published August 31st 2015