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  1. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Edges of Global Justice

    The World Social Forum and Its 'Others'

    By Janet M. Conway

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    This book analyzes the World Social Forum (WSF) in a context of crisis and transition in the history of Western capitalist modernity. Based on ten years of fieldwork on three continents, this book treats social movements as knowledge producers. It pays attention to what movements are doing and...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom

    ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’ 50 Years Later

    Edited by Bruce Baum, Robert Nichols

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Since his death in 1997, Isaiah Berlin’s writings have generated continual interest among scholars and educated readers, especially in regard to his ideas about liberalism, value pluralism, and "positive" and "negative" liberty. Most books on Berlin have examined his general political theory, but...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa

    Five Decades of Misrule

    Edited by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    Bringing together scholars from a wide array of disciplines - including anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and political science - this volume addresses the problems of the regime change and state failure in Africa in the context of the global economy, but from a specifically African...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Comparative Political Thought

    Theorizing Practices

    Edited by Michael Freeden, Andrew Vincent

    Series: Routledge Studies in Comparative Political Thought

    This edited book introduces students and scholars to Comparative Political Thought. Featuring contributions from an excellent international line-up of esteemed scholars it examines some of the following issues: Is political theory 'Western-centric'? What can we learn from non-Western...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Exercise and Social Theory

    An Introduction

    By Gyozo Molnar, John Kelly

    Why are sport and exercise important? What can the study of sport and exercise tell us about wider society? Who holds the power in creating contemporary sport and exercise discourses? It is impossible to properly understand the role that sport and exercise play in contemporary society...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration

    Memory and policies

    By Catherine Guisan

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book provides a theoretical and historical examination of the speech and deeds of European founders. Using a fresh and innovative approach, this monograph connects political theory with concrete political practices based on empirical evidence, and theorizes the internal process of European...

    Published September 16th 2012 by Routledge