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  1. Political Thought of Hume and His Contemporaries

    Enlightenment Projects

    By Frederick G. Whelan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson. This book is unified by its temporal focus on the...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Michael A. Weinstein

    Action, Contemplation, Vitalism

    Edited by Robert L. Oprisko, Diane Rubenstein

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein’s political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary continental theory. Weinstein is presented as a philosopher of life and as an American...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe

    Democracy's Duty?

    By Anthoula Malkopoulou

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Is voting out of fashion? Does it matter if voters don't show up at the polls? If yes, is legal enforcement of voting compatible with democracy? These are just a few of the questions linked to the thorny problem of electoral abstention. This book addresses the hot question whether there is a duty...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

    By Bob Pepperman Taylor

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreau’s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy

    New Insights from Marx's Writings

    By Lucia Pradella

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The nature of the contemporary global political economy and the significance of the current crisis are a matter of wide-ranging intellectual and political debate, which has contributed to a revival of interest in Marx’s critique of political economy. This book interrogates such a critique within...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The United States, Israel and the Search for International Order

    Socializing States

    By Cameron G. Thies

    Series: Role Theory and International Relations

    How do emerging states become full, functioning members of the international system? In this book, Cameron G. Thies argues that new and emerging states are subject to socialization efforts by current member states, which guide them in locating their position in the international system. Thies...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Rosa Luxemburg in Action

    For Revolution and Democracy

    By Rosemary H. T. O'Kane

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Neither a work concerned only with her Marxist writings nor a personal biography concerned with her private life, this book examines Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas on revolution and democracy and how the two are bound together by her views on the importance of political action. Stretching, historically,...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression

    Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Marina A.L. Oshana

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression addresses the impact of social conditions, especially subordinating conditions, on personal autonomy. The essays in this volume are concerned with the philosophical concept of autonomy or self-governance and with the impact on relational autonomy of the...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy

    By John Girling

    Corruption arises from the collusion of economic and political elites, a practice that has developed in order to overcome the contradiction of two important processes of our time: capitalism and democracy. In this new study of the phenomenon, the author shows how corruption is the practice of...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge