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  1. Cultural Citizenship in Political Theory

    Edited by Judith Vega, Pieter Boele van Hensbroek

    Cultural citizenship is a recently developed concept in discussions on multicultural society, the media society, consumerism, and political theory. It addresses the various ways in which citizenship is becoming mixed up with culture, either through globalisation processes (involving new cultural...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. John Rawls and the History of Political Thought

    The Rousseauvian and Hegelian Heritage of Justice as Fairness

    By Jeffrey Bercuson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    In this book, Jeffrey Bercuson presents the immense, and yet for the most part unrecognized, influences of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on John Rawls, the most important political philosopher of the 20th century. While the well-documented influence of Immanuel Kant on...

    Published June 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Citizenship After Orientalism

    An Unfinished Project

    Edited by Engin F Isin

    This collection offers a postcolonial critique of the ostensible superiority or originality of ‘Western’ political theory and one of its fundamental concepts, ‘citizenship’. The chapters analyse the undoing, uncovering, and reinventing of citizenship as a way of investigating citizenship as...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Political Philosophy of Judith Butler

    By Birgit Schippers

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Judith Butler can justifiably be described as one of the major critical thinkers of our time. While she is best-known for her interventions into feminist debates on gender, sexuality and feminist politics, her focus in recent years has broadened to encompass some of the most pertinent topics of...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Oppositional Discourses and Democracies

    Edited by Michael Huspek

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    When citizens take to the streets or pack assembly halls or share their ideas through the minority press, they often give voice to truths and logic that have otherwise been given little or no airing through the available institutional channels offered by democratic states. Such discourses offer new...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Weak Constitutionalism

    Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power

    By Joel Colón-Ríos

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    It has been frequently argued that democracy is protected and realized under constitutions that protect certain rights and establish the conditions for a functioning representative democracy. However, some democrats still find something profoundly unsettling about contemporary constitutional...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Reconstructing Social Justice

    By Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Societal Complexity

    System Effects and the Problem of Prediction

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman

    The complexity of the modern world makes it difficult to predict the effects of political actions. In his 1992 book, System Effects, Robert Jervis underscored this difficulty by pointing to various sources of complexity when people interact. For example, they may misperceive each other’s...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Ernesto Laclau: Post-Marxism, Populism and Critique
    Edited by David Howarth
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  2. Epistemological Liberalism: Culture, Justice and the State
    By Adam James Tebble
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  3. Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion
    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  4. Parties, Partisanship and Political Theory
    Edited by Matteo Bonotti, Veit Bader
    To Be Published October 7th 2014
  5. Hayek's Political Theory, Epistemology, and Economics
    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman
    To Be Published October 16th 2014

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