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  1. Violence, Elections, and Party Politics

    Edited by Mary Beth Altier, Susanne Martin, Leonard B. Weinberg

    As the United States and the countries of Western Europe have sought to promote democratic rule in those parts of the world that have not enjoyed the blessings of liberty, they have failed to consider an important factor. Competitive elections, the sine qua non of democratic government, often gives...

    Published July 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Value and Limits of Rights

    Essays in Honour of Peter Jones

    Edited by Ian O'Flynn, Albert Weale FBA

    Rights are part of our everyday moral and political vocabulary. Yet while few would deny that rights are important, there is a great deal of disagreement about just how valuable rights are and what their proper limits ought to be. For example, some scholars and practitioners maintain that human...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Religion and American Exceptionalism

    Edited by Dennis R. Hoover

    "American exceptionalism" was once a rather obscure and academic concept, but in the 2012 presidential election campaign the phrase attained unprecedented significance in political rhetoric. President Obama’s conservative critics—most notably Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney—accused the...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Autonomy and Liberalism

    By Ben Colburn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book concerns the foundations and implications of a particular form of liberal political theory. Colburn argues that one should see liberalism as a political theory committed to the value of autonomy, understood as consisting in an agent deciding for oneself what is valuable and living life in...

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion

    Do All Good Things Go Together?

    Edited by Julia Leininger, Sonja Grimm, Tina Freyburg

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    The agenda of external actors often includes a number of objectives that do not necessarily and automatically go together. Fostering security and stability in semi-authoritarian regimes collides with policies aimed at the support of processes of democratization prone to conflict and destabilization...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reconstruction

    Myth or reality?

    Edited by Roger MacGinty, Oliver Richmond

    The post-Cold War has witnessed enormous levels of western peacekeeping, peacemaking and reconstruction intervention in societies emerging from war. These western-led interventions are often called ‘liberal peacebuilding’ or ‘liberal interventionism’, or statebuilding, and have attracted...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Transatlantic Regulation

    Edited by Susanne Lütz

    The European and American economies are closely interlinked as mutually important investment and trading partners. The growing intensity of economic interdependence has spurred the transatlantic coordination of rules and standards that can lead to the formation of non-tariff barriers to...

    Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Democracy and Violence

    Global Debates and Local Challenges

    Edited by John Schwarzmantel, Hendrik Jan Kraetzschmar

    Illustrated most dramatically by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent ‘war on terror’, violence represents a challenge to democratic politics and to the establishment of liberal-democratic regimes. Liberal-democracies have themselves not hesitated to use violence and restrict civil liberties as a...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Assessing the Capitalist Peace

    Edited by Gerald Schneider, Nils Petter Gleditsch

    Researchers have recently reinvigorated the idea that key features associated with a capitalist organization of the economy render nation states internally and externally more peaceful. According to this adage, the contract intensity of capitalist societies and the openness of the economy are among...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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