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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Situating Global Resistance

    Between Discipline and Dissent

    Edited by Lara Montesinos Coleman, Karen Tucker

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific contexts, it explores the ways in which resistance can be shaped by dominant...

    Published February 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media

    By Christian Fuchs

    Understanding social media requires us to engage with the individual and collective meanings that diverse stakeholders and participants give to platforms. It also requires us to analyse how social media companies try to make profits, how and which labour creates this profit, who creates social...

    Published January 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Tensions of Modernity

    Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment

    By Daniel R. Brunstetter

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Politics today is marked by tension between claims of universal human rights and diversity. From the war on terror to immigration, one of the major challenges facing liberalism is to understand the scope of equality in a world in which certain peoples are perceived to reject and/or violently resist...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Capitalist Alternatives

    Models, Taxonomies, Scenarios

    By Paul Dragos Aligica, Vlad Tarko

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Political Economy

    The book's objective is to explore the challenge of thinking methodically - in a theoretically and empirically informed way - about alternative forms of capitalism. What are the most effective ways to conceptualize the existing models of capitalism that have captured the public imagination and are...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Political Psychology of Turkish Political Behavior

    Edited by Cengiz Erisen

    The primary motivation for this book is to focus on something crucial that is missing in Turkish political science: well-founded theories on the Turkish voter and empiricism in scholarly research. Given the absence of such theories, one could ask what then the best model is for explaining a Turkish...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge