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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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1-10 of 102 results in Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
  1. Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination

    The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance

    By Michal Aharony

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Responding to the increasingly influential role of Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy in recent years, Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance, critically engages with Arendt’s understanding of totalitarianism. According to Arendt, the main goal...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Crisis and Critique

    A Social Theory of Diremptions

    By Rodrigo Cordero

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book explores theories of crisis and critique in light of the capitalist financial downturn and concomitant social theories that have reinstated the radical meaning of these notions with new heuristic force. It argues that individuals have urgent need of concepts of crisis and...

    Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Political Thought of Hume and His Contemporaries

    Enlightenment Projects

    By Frederick G. Whelan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson. This book is unified by its temporal focus on the...

    Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The New Materialism

    Althusser, Badiou, and Žižek

    By Geoff Pfeifer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek have become two of the dominant voices in contemporary philosophy and critical theory. In this book, Geoff Pfeifer offers an in-depth look at their respective views. Using Louis Althusser’s materialism as a starting point—which, as Pfeifer shows, was built partially as...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Phenomenology of Youth Cultures and Globalization

    Lifeworlds and Surplus Meaning in Changing Times

    Edited by Stuart R. Poyntz, Jacqueline Kennelly

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This edited collection brings together scholars who draw on phenomenological approaches to understand the experiences of young people growing up under contemporary conditions of globalization. Phenomenology is both a philosophical and pragmatic approach to social sciences research, that takes as...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Freedom in Economics

    New Perspectives in Normative Analysis

    Edited by Marc Fleurbaey, Nicolas Gravel, Jean-François Laslier, Alain Trannoy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book presents a range of papers by philosophers and economists who consider the definition and value of liberty; freedom in rights and equality of opportunity. Until recently freedom has played no explicit role in the conceptual framework of economists, however freedom seems to be at the heart...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Innovation Contested

    The Idea of Innovation Over the Centuries

    By Benoît Godin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Innovation is everywhere. In the world of goods (technology), but also in the world of words: innovation is discussed in the scientific and technical literature, but also in the social sciences and humanities. Innovation is also a central idea in the popular imaginary, in the media and in public...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Tocqueville's Political and Moral Thought

    New Liberalism

    By M.R.R Ossewaarden

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries

    Enlightenment Projects Vol. 1

    By Frederick G. Whelan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson. This book is unified by its temporal focus on...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries

    Enlightenment Projects Vol. 2

    By Frederick G. Whelan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson. This book is unified by its temporal focus on...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge