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New and Published Books

  1. Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Investigating the Crossroad

    Edited by Harmonie Toros, Ioannis Tellidis

    This book opens up the discussion of the interrelation between terrorism studies, and peace and conflict studies. Even though it is often accepted that terrorism is a form of political violence, it is also quite frequent that research on the topic is dismissed when it is approached with conflict...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War

    Representing the West

    By Andreas Behnke

    Series: New International Relations

    This book analyses the way in which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) defines the West after the end of the Cold War and the demise of its constitutive ‘Other’, the Soviet Union. The book offers a theoretical critique of liberal approaches to security, and focuses on NATO’s...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Art of Post-Dictatorship

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina

    By Vikki Bell

    Series: Transitional Justice

    Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina’s visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety of commemorative projects. In The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Geopolitics

    An Introductory Reader

    Edited by Jason Dittmer, Jo Sharp

    It has been increasingly impossible to think about our changing world without coming across the term 'geopolitics'. In the wake of the invasion and occupation of Iraq by the United States, United Kingdom, and others, geopolitics has been offered as an explanation for the occupation's failure to...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Studying Politics Today

    Critical Approaches to Political Science

    Edited by Nancy S. Love, Mark Mattern

    This book examines what political scientists are studying – and how they are doing it – in ways that could improve our world. It features scholars in political science and related fields, who are engaged in research that is more politically relevant than the work that continues to dominate the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

    By Esteve Morera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Western critical theory, Marxism included, has largely been based on a view of historical materialism that Gramsci, among others, developed in his prison notebooks. For many, Gramsci’s philosophical reflections in prison offered a new foundation for the philosophy of the future. His...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Critical Legal Thinking

    Law and the Political

    Edited by Matthew Stone, Illan rua Wall, Costas Douzinas

    New Critical Legal Thinking articulates the emergence of a stream of critical legal theory which is directly concerned with the relation between law and the political. The early critical legal studies claim that all law is politics is displaced with a different and more nuanced theoretical arsenal....

    Published March 13th 2014 by Birkbeck Law Press

  8. The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations

    By Jessica Auchter

    Series: Interventions

    International Relations has traditionally focused on conflict and war, but the effects of violence including dead bodies and memorialization practices have largely been considered beyond the purview of the field. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s notion of hauntology to consider the politics of life and...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Digital Labour and Karl Marx

    By Christian Fuchs

    How is labour changing in the age of computers, the Internet, and "social media" such as Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter? In Digital Labour and Karl Marx, Christian Fuchs attempts to answer that question, crafting a systematic critical theorisation of labour as performed in the...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Tourism and Citizenship

    Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities in the Global Order

    By Raoul Bianchi, Marcus Stephenson

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    More than sixty years since the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights first enshrined the right to freedom of movement in an international charter of human rights, the issue of mobility and the right to tourism itself have become increasingly significant areas of scholarly interest and...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge