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  1. Tocqueville's Virus

    Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought

    By Mark Featherstone

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the 1850s the social and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville spoke of ‘a virus of a new and unknown kind’ to explain the inexplicable failure of the French Revolution. This book uses Tocqueville’s idea of the virus to explore the fatal relationship between the concepts of utopia and...

    Published August 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  2. Dictionary of Critical Realism

    Edited by Mervyn Hartwig

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Dictionary of Critical Realism fulfils a vital gap in the literature, Critical Realism is often criticised for being too opaque and deploying too much jargon, thereby making the concepts inaccessible for a wider audience. However, as Hartwig puts it 'Just as the tools of the various skilled trades...

    Published March 1st 2007 by Routledge

  3. Christianity and Marxism

    A Philosophical Contribution to their Reconciliation

    By Andrew Collier

    Andrew Collier analyses recent cooperation between Christianity and Marxism after earlier years of antagonism. He first discusses the nature of Christianity and Marxism and their place amongst contemporary world views, before looking at areas of apparent conflict and possible reconciliation. This...

    Published January 24th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Realism and Sociology

    Anti-Foundationalism, Ontology and Social Research

    By Justin Cruickshank

    In recent years, methodological debates in the social sciences have increasingly focused on issues relating to epistemology. Realism and Sociology makes an original contribution to the debate, charting a middle ground between postmodernism and positivism.Critics often hold that realism tries to...

    Published January 24th 2007 by Routledge

  5. States of Political Discourse

    Words, Regimes, Seditions

    By Costas Constantinou

    Series: New International Relations

    * How are states made possible, constructed in theory and practice, and what alternative possibilities are given up by conferring legitimacy on states?* How do 'reasons of state' appropriate and inform discourses of sovereignty, territoriality, historiography, diplomacy, security and community?*...

    Published December 5th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Philanthropy in England

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    In these works Professor Jordan studies the origins of modern social and cultural institutions in England. He is concerned with the momentous shift which occurred in men's aspirations for their society in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as reflected in the charities which...

    Published August 31st 2006 by Routledge

  7. Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History

    By Neville Morley

    Series: Approaching the Ancient World

    Morley's book offers the first accessible guide for students to show how theories, models and concepts have been applied to ancient history. Showing readers how they can use theory to interpret historical evidence for themselves, as well as to evaluate the work of others, the book includes a survey...

    Published May 20th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology

    By Kirsten Campbell

    Series: Transformations

    This book outlines a compelling new agenda for feminist theories of identity and social relations. Using Lacanian psychoanalysis with feminist epistemology, the author sets out a groundbreaking psychoanalytic social theory. Campbell's work offers answers to the important contemporary question of...

    Published May 13th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Globalization and Social Change

    People and Places in a Divided World

    By Diane Perrons

    Globalization and Social Change takes a refreshing new perspective on globalization and widening social and spatial inequalities. Diane Perrons draws on ideas about the new economy, risk society, welfare regimes and political economy to explain the growing social and spatial divisions...

    Published April 1st 2004 by Routledge

  10. Liberal Democracy and Environmentalism

    The End of Environmentalism?

    Edited by Yoram Levy, Marcel Wissenburg

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    In recent decades, environmental issues have increasingly been incorporated into liberal democratic thought and political practice. Environmentalism and ecologism have become fashionable, even respectable schools of political thought. This apparently successful integration of environmental...

    Published February 12th 2004 by Routledge