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New and Published Books

  1. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Empire Within

    International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance

    By Alexander D Barder

    Series: Interventions

    This book explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies concerning violence, surveillance and political economy. The invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 forced the United States to...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Hate Speech Law

    A Philosophical Examination

    By Alex Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity,...

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination

    The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance

    By Michal Aharony

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Responding to the increasingly influential role of Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy in recent years, Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance, critically engages with Arendt’s understanding of totalitarianism. According to Arendt, the main goal...

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Zizek and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Zizek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Zizek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Zizek’s work. Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law,...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Reclaiming Democracy

    Judgment, Responsibility and the Right to Politics

    Edited by Albena Azmanova, Mihaela Mihai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

    Democracy is in shambles economically and politically. The recent economic meltdown in Europe and the U.S. has substituted democratic deliberation with technocratic decisions. In Athens, Madrid, Lisbon, New York, Pittsburgh or Istanbul, protesters have denounced the incapacity and unwillingness of...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Marx and Living Labour

    By Laurent Baronian

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    From his early economic works on, Marx conceived the labour of any kind of society as a set of production activities and analysed the historical modes of production as specific ways of distributing and exchanging these activities. Political economy on the contrary considers the labour...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health

    A New Theoretical Perspective

    By Joao Nunes

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of security issues and applies this to the case of health. Building on the work of the ‘Welsh School’ of Security Studies, and drawing on contributions from the wider critical security literature, the book provides an emancipatory...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Charismatic Principle in Social Life

    Edited by Luigino Bruni, Barbara Sena

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Max Weber laid the foundations for the meaning of ‘charisma’ in modern secular usage. This new volume argues for the importance of the ‘charismatic principle’ in history, economics and society. This volume brings together a number of contributors at the cross section between economics, theology,...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Interpretive Approaches to Global Climate Governance

    (De)constructing the Greenhouse

    Edited by Chris Methmann, Delf Rothe, Benjamin Stephan

    Series: Interventions

    Global climate change is perceived to be one of the biggest challenges for international politics in the 21st century. This work seeks to fuse a global governance perspective together with different interpretive approaches, offering a novel way of looking at international climate politics. Equipped...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge