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  1. Paying Our High Public Officials

    Evaluating the Political Justifications of Top Wages in the Public Sector

    By Teun J. Dekker

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    In almost every liberal democratic society, an issue that is a topic of constant and passionate public discussion is how much that country’s ministers, legislators, senior civil servants, and senior judges should be paid. Nor is this surprising; the issue has considerable voyeuristic appeal,...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Gender, Ethnicity and Political Agency

    South Asian Women Organizing

    By Shaminder Takhar

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This book examines how South Asian women’s collective agency is operationalized through civic organizations in the UK. Drawing on black feminist theory and third world feminism, it shows the complexity of political agency and its relationship to identity and subjectivity, and uses empirical...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Introduction to Political Theory

    3rd Edition

    By John Hoffman, Paul Graham

    Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape. Bringing together classic and contemporary political concepts and ideologies into...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Scientific Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy

    Edited by Kyriakos N. Demetriou, Antis Loizides

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Over the centuries, the question of "good" or "effective" governance has undergone several transformations and ramifications to fit within certain social, cultural and historical contexts. What defines political knowledge? What is the measure of expert political leadership? Various interpretations,...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Community, Immunity and the Proper

    Roberto Esposito

    Edited by Greg Bird, Jon Short

    It is widely apparent in our hyper-globalized world that the epistemologies, institutions, and practices underwriting it have reached a state of profound crisis. In the globalized world, everything is inevitably brought into proximity and correlation. Wars, natural disasters, climatic upheaval, nor...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Domination and Global Political Justice

    Conceptual, Historical and Institutional Perspectives

    Edited by Barbara Buckinx, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, Timothy Waligore

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Domination consists in subjection to the will of others and manifests itself both as a personal relation and a structural phenomenon serving as the context for relations of power. Domination has again become a central political concern through the revival of the republican tradition of political...

    Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The International Political Sociology of Security

    Rethinking Theory and Practice

    By Trine Villumsen Berling

    Series: New International Relations

    This book builds a theoretical approach to the intractable problem of theory/practice in international relations (IR) and develops tools to study how theory and practice ‘hang together’ in international security. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s political sociology, the book argues that theory and...

    Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Small Business and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Goss

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When this book was first published in 1991, political ideology had thrust small-firm issues to the forefront of attempts to revitalize the British economy. In the Thatcher years the emphasis had been on individual enterprise and initiative with the number of small firms increasing rapidly. This was...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge