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You are currently browsing 31–40 of 69 new and published books in the subject of Modern Political Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. The Margins of Citizenship

    Edited by Philip Cook, Jonathan Seglow

    Citizenship is a central concept in political philosophy, bridging theory and practice and marking out those who belong and who share a common civic status. The injustices suffered by immigrants, disabled people, the economically inactive and others have been extensively catalogued, but their...

    Published August 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Value and Limits of Rights

    Essays in Honour of Peter Jones

    Edited by Ian O'Flynn, Albert Weale FBA

    Rights are part of our everyday moral and political vocabulary. Yet while few would deny that rights are important, there is a great deal of disagreement about just how valuable rights are and what their proper limits ought to be. For example, some scholars and practitioners maintain that human...

    Published July 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Accumulation

    The Material Politics of Plastic

    Edited by Jennifer Gabrys, Gay Hawkins, Mike Michael

    Series: CRESC

    From food punnets to credit cards, plastic facilitates every part of our daily lives. It has become central to processes of contemporary socio-material living. Universalised and abstracted, it is often treated as the passive object of political deliberations, or a problematic material demanding...

    Published July 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Chantal Mouffe

    Hegemony, Radical Democracy, and the Political

    Edited by James Martin

    Series: Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

    Chantal Mouffe’s writings have been innovatory with respect to democratic theory, Marxism and feminism. Her work derives from, and has always been engaged with, contemporary political events and intellectual debates. This sense of conflict informs both the methodological and substantive...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Autonomy and Liberalism

    By Ben Colburn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book concerns the foundations and implications of a particular form of liberal political theory. Colburn argues that one should see liberalism as a political theory committed to the value of autonomy, understood as consisting in an agent deciding for oneself what is valuable and living life in...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Nationalism, Referendums and Democracy

    Voting on Ethnic Issues and Independence

    Edited by Matt Qvortrup

    Democracy is above all about majority rule. But which majority should rule if a part of a country wants to secede and become independent? Should the majority of the whole country decide? Or only the majority in the part that seeks to become independent be allowed to vote? Referendums and democracy...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Civil Disobedience and Deliberative Democracy

    By William Smith

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Civil disobedience is a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act, contrary to law, carried out to communicate opposition to law and policy of government. This book presents a theory of civil disobedience that draws on ideas associated with deliberative democracy. This book explores the...

    Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 May 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Social Contract Theory in American Jurisprudence

    Too Much Liberty and Too Much Authority

    By Thomas R. Pope

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Despite decades of attempts and the best intentions of its members, the United States Supreme Court has failed to develop a coherent jurisprudence regarding the state’s proper relationship to the individual. Without some objective standard upon which to ground jurisprudence, decisions have moved...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Popular Sovereignty in the West

    Polities, Contention, and Ideas

    By Geneviève Nootens

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This book is an inquiry into the history of the idea of popular sovereignty as it has been shaped by the struggles between rulers and ruled. It builds on the notion that a thorough analysis of how the idea of popular sovereignty emerges from, and interacts with, a political history of contention...

    Published March 21st 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 30th 2014
  3. Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion
    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking
    To Be Published October 1st 2014
  4. Parties, Partisanship and Political Theory
    Edited by Matteo Bonotti, Veit Bader
    To Be Published October 8th 2014
  5. Hayek's Political Theory, Epistemology, and Economics
    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman
    To Be Published October 17th 2014

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