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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics of HBO’s The Wire

    Everything is Connected

    Edited by Shirin Deylami, Jonathan Havercroft

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    This innovative new work suggests that The Wire reflects, not simply a cultural take on contemporary America, but a structural critique of the conditions of late-modernity and global capitalism. As such, it is a visual text worth investigating and exploring for its nuanced examination of power,...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Grammar of Politics and Performance

    Edited by Shirin M Rai, Janelle Reinelt

    Series: Interventions

    This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom deployed seriously and pursued systematically to discover the actual nature of the...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Persistence of Nationalism

    From Imagined Communities to Urban Encounters

    By Angharad Closs Stephens

    Series: Interventions

    This is a book about the difficulties of thinking and acting politically in ways that refuse the politics of nationalism. The book offers a detailed study of how contemporary attempts by theorists of cosmopolitanism, citizenship, globalism and multiculturalism to go beyond nationalism often...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Worlding Brazil

    Intellectuals, Identity and Security

    By Laura Lima

    Series: Worlding Beyond the West

    This book looks at the development of thinking about security in Brazil between 1930 and 2010. In order to do so, it develops a new framework for thinking about intellectual history in Brazil and applies it to the development of knowledge on security in that country. Building on the Gramscian...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Constraints and Adjustments in British Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Leifer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1972, offers a detailed analysis of the post-war formulation of foreign policy, as Britain sought to detach itself from its imperialist past and moved towards a European future. The contributors – all experts in their fields – together provide a comprehensive...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Nations and Democracy

    New Theoretical Perspectives

    By Amanda Machin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

    A figure of enduring ingenuity, the nation has for centuries played a part on the socio-political stage. Whether centre stage or background scenery, it has featured in violent tragedies, revolutionary drama and nostalgic fable. Today, the nation is cast simultaneously in the roles of villain and...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics

    Problems and alternatives

    By Shine Choi

    Series: Interventions

    The global consensus in academic, specialist and public realms is that North Korea is a problem: its nuclear ambitions pose a threat to international security, its levels of poverty indicate a humanitarian crisis and its political repression signals a failed state. This book examines the cultural...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Turkey’s Rise as an Emerging Power

    Edited by Paul Kubicek, Emel Parlar Dal, H. Tarik Oğuzlu

    Turkey is emerging as an important actor in world politics, exerting growing influence both in its immediate region and beyond. This book aims to understand and explain this phenomenon, utilizing a variety of perspectives from international relations theory. One prominent issue is how Turkey, long...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Foucault & the Politics of Hearing

    By Lauri Siisiäinen

    Series: Interventions

    The issue of the senses and sensual perception in Michel Foucault’s thought has been a source of prolific discussion already for quite some time. Often, Foucault has been accused of overemphasizing the centrality of sight, and has been portrayed as yet another thinker representative of Western...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect

    The Power of Norms and the Norms of the Powerful

    By Theresa Reinold

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book explores how the bedrock institution of today’s global order – sovereignty – is undergoing transformation as a result of complex interactions between power and norms, between politics and international law. This book analyses a series of controversial military interventions into the...

    Published November 22nd 2014 by Routledge