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  1. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Dao of World Politics

    Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

    By L. H. M. Ling

    Series: New International Relations

    This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Democratic Deliberation in the Modern World

    Edited by Paul Gunn

    Would ordinary citizens benefit if public decisions were increasingly based on an inclusive and fair exchange of reasons rather than mere voting or choices in the market? Debates amongst deliberative democrats often proceed as though this process of public reasoning is precisely what the democratic...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge