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New and Published Books

  1. Boredom, Colonialism and War

    Dreams of Power and Agency, 1870-1930

    By Erik Ringmar

    Series: New International Relations

    Why is liberalism unable to account for the violence which persists in modern society? Boredom, Colonialism and War is a wide ranging IR study which looks at the role of cutural systems in warfare, the modern condition and the failure of globalization to halt war through international free trade....

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Mythology, Globalization and World Order

    Power, and Deception in the Global Political Economy

    By Mark Bailey

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    This book investigates the role that myth plays in constructing and legitimating forms of world order. Using a combination of political philosophy, anthropology, Jungian depth psychology, and IPE approaches, the book demonstrates why theorisation of the role of myth within the discourses of...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Violent Non-State Actors

    From Anarchists to Jihadists

    By Ersel Aydinli

    Series: Security and Governance

    Given the importance of violent non-state actors (VNSA), their changing nature, and their evolving role in global politics, dynamic frameworks of analysis are needed both to trace historical trajectories in the evolution of violent non-state actorness and to identify emerging patterns by examining...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Anti-Pelagian Imagination in Political Theory and International Relations

    Dealing in Darkness

    By Nick Rengger

    This work seeks to draw together some of the key work of the scholar Nicholas Rengger, focusing on the theme of the 'anti-pelagian imagination' in poltiical theory and international relations. Drawing on both unpublished and previously published pieces, Rengger frames the collection with a detailed...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Richard E. Flathman

    Situated Concepts, Virtuosity Liberalism and Opalescent Individuality

    Edited by P.E. Digeser

    Series: Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

    Richard E. Flathman is a ground-breaking theorist of key political concepts, a fierce defender of individuality, a close and original reader of Hobbes and an advocate of a willful conception of liberalism. In this volume P E Digeser draws together some of his key works, the collection is framed by...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Why Policy Representation Matters

    The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments

    By Luigi Curini, Willy Jou, Vincenzo Memoli

    Series: Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

    Elections are a fundamental element of democracy, since elected governments reflect voter preferences. At the same time, it is inevitable that policies pursued by any government closely resemble the preferences of some citizens, while alienating others who hold different views. Previous works have...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Giorgio Agamben

    Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Frost

    This book collects new contributions from an international group of leading scholars – including many who have worked closely with Agamben – to consider the impact of Agamben’s thought on research in the humanities and social sciences. Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Civic Virtue and the Sovereignty of Evil

    By Derek Edyvane

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The last decade has witnessed a growing perception of ethical crisis in public life. Circumstances of political uncertainty, fueled by the rise of international terror and global financial crisis, have placed the practice of civic virtue under severe strain. Our turbulent times have prompted many...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Dialectics in World Politics

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Disobedience

    Concept and Practice

    Edited by Elena Loizidou

    Disobedience has been practiced and considered since time immemorial. The aim of this edited collection is to explore the concept and practice of disobedience through the prism of contemporary ideas and events. Past writings on disobedience represented it as a largely political practice that...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge