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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 98 results in Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
  1. 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 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe

    Democracy's Duty?

    By Anthoula Malkopoulou

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Is voting out of fashion? Does it matter if voters don't show up at the polls? If yes, is legal enforcement of voting compatible with democracy? These are just a few of the questions linked to the thorny problem of electoral abstention. This book addresses the hot question whether there is a duty...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Rosa Luxemburg in Action

    For Revolution and Democracy

    By Rosemary H. T. O'Kane

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Neither a work concerned only with her Marxist writings nor a personal biography concerned with her private life, this book examines Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas on revolution and democracy and how the two are bound together by her views on the importance of political action. Stretching, historically,...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Max Weber and Michel Foucault

    Parallel Life-Works

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Max Weber and Michael Foucault are among the most controversial and fascinating thinkers of our century. This book is the first to jointly analyse them in detail, and to make effective links between their lives and work; it coincides with a substantial resurgence of interest in their writings. The...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Cosmopolitanism and the Legacies of Dissent

    Edited by Tamara Caraus, Camil Alexandru Parvu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The core idea shared by all cosmopolitan views is that all human beings belong to a single community and the ultimate units of moral concern are individual human beings, not states or particular forms of human associations. Nevertheless, the attempts to ground a political theory on overarching...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge