Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Political Theory Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 736 new and published books in the subject of Political Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Democracy, Participation and Contestation

    Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

    Edited by Emmanuelle Avril, Johann N Neem

    Series: Democratization Studies

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ‘contested democracy’. In view of recent mobilizations such as...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Althusser and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Althusser and Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althusser’s philosophy. The growing importance of Althusser’s philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained&...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion Reconsidered

    What Determines Public Opinion?

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman

    In the Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion (1992), John Zaller set out one of the most influential models of opinion formation: he presented the public as a pliable instrument of political elites, who are able to garner support simply by sending "cues" through the mass media telling Republicans or...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Kant and International Relations Theory

    Cosmopolitan Community-building

    By Dora Ion

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This book challenges popular international relations theories that claim to be based on the political writings of Immanuel Kant, and sheds new light on the philosopher's perspective on peace.Through an analysis of Kant's philosophical work and political traditions of his time, as well as of...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race

    Multicultural Exorcisms

    By Edmund Fong

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such debates lie animating fears associated with race. Fears about the loss of national unity...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Variegated Neoliberalism

    EU varieties of capitalism and International Political Economy

    By Huw Macartney

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    We know from the cost of the 2007-09 crisis that transnational finance does not operate in a realm removed from our everyday lives. Variegated Neoliberalism explains why its inequalities persist and how they undermine more social-minded policies towards finance in the EU. The book suggests that...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

    By Smita A. Rahman

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological forays, has remained grounded in a particular experience of time as linear and sequential....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Alker and IR

    Global Studies in an Interconnected World

    Edited by Renée Marlin-Bennett

    Series: New International Relations

    International Relations have rarely been considered a synthesis of humanistic and social sciences approaches to understand the complex connections of a global, and globalizing, world. One of the few scholars to have accomplished this creative blend was Hayward R. Alker. Alker and IR presents a set...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Maternal Transition

    A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    By Candace Johnson

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

    What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women’s preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman to the next, although the trends in the Global North and South are strikingly different....

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Europe, Discourse, and Institutions

    Challenging the Mainstream in European Studies

    Edited by Cristian Nitoiu, Nikola Tomic

    This book focuses on how discourse and various narratives contribute to the construction of the European Union as a political actor, thus seeking to challenge the more established approaches to the study of the Union. It sheds light on the way discourses about the European Union are created,...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge