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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Rethinking Gramsci

    Edited by Marcus E. Green

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    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

  7. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 29th 2011 by Routledge