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  1. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Security, Technology and Global Politics

    Thinking with Virilio

    By Mark Lacy

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book analyses some of the key problems explored in Paul Virilio’s theorising on war and security. Paul Virilio has developed a provocative series of writings on how modern societies have shaped the acceleration of military/security technologies – and how technologies of security and...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Social Theory

    An introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony Elliott

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed – including...

    Published January 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Interpreting International Politics

    By Cecelia Lynch

    Series: Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

    Interpretive approaches to the study of international relations span not only the traditional areas of security, international political economy, and international law and organizations, but also emerging and newer areas such as gender, race, religion, secularism, and continuing issues of...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights

    A Philosophical Approach

    By Jeffrey Flynn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory provides both the best framework for such dialogue and a much-needed middle path between philosophical approaches that...

    Published December 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Giorgio Agamben

    Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Frost

    This book collects new contributions from an international group of leading scholars – including many who have worked closely with Agamben – to consider the impact of Agamben’s thought on research in the humanities and social sciences. Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics

    Fatherlands in mothers' hands

    By Eszter Salgó

    Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics: Fatherlands in mothers’ hands is a playful exploration of how people’s desires, fantasies, and emotions shape political events and social phenomena. It highlights the mythical sources of today’s political projects, the power of political imagination, and the...

    Published November 5th 2013 by Routledge