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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. 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 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Politics and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott

    By Stuart Isaacs

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Michael Oakeshott was a leading Political theorist described by The Telegraph in 1990 as "the greatest political philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon tradition since Mill – or even Burke". There has been sustained interest in his work, and a developing body of literature, over recent years. This book...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Ignorance and Liberty

    By Lorenzo Infantino

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Those with a belief in open society base the demand for liberty on the recognition of human ignorance; we need to be free because we are ignorant and fallible. Free social cooperation permits us to mobilize our knowledge and develop methods of discovery through which we can explore the unknown and...

    Published February 8th 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 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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