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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Business and Government

    Edited by Matthew Maguire, Graham Wilson

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Business and government are two of the most important actors in shaping our lives. This new four volume collection from Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, will explore four key areas of the relationship: First, what is the balance of power between...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Law and Politics

    Edited by Keith E. Whittington

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Law and politics are deeply intertwined. Law is an essential tool of government action, an instrument with which government tries to influence society. Law is also the means by which government itself is structured, regulated, and controlled. It is no surprise, then, that law is an important prize...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Social Principles and the Democratic State (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 4)

    By S. Benn, R. S. Peters

    This book, originally published in 1959, makes explicit the social principles which underlie the procedures and political practice of the modern democratic state. The authors take the view that in the modern welfare state there are porblems connected with the nature of law, with concepts like...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Law, Socialism and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 9)

    By Paul,Q,Hirst

    This book explores the political and legal institutions necessary for a democratic socialism in advanced industrial societies. It argues that a democratic socialist society needs a firm framework of public law, and a formal constitution. Populist conceptions of direct democracy and informal justice...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Authority and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 5)

    By April Carter

    This book debates the nature and functions of authority: it examines how far our inherited images of authority derive from an aristocratic and traditional order and considers which models of authority are still relevant in a democratic and rationalist society. It discusses the characteristics of...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6)

    By April Carter

    This study focuses primarily on the nature of "direct action" in relation to contemporary movements, and considers the role of direct action methods in past campaigns for constitutional and social rights. Boycotts, sit-ins, obstructions, civil disobedience and other unconstitutional forms of...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Bureaucracy and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 7)

    By Eva Etzioni-Halevy

    Although a powerful, independent bureaucracy poses a threat to democracy, it is indispensable to its proper functioning. This book provides an overview of the complex relationship between bureaucracy and the politics of democracy and is essential reading for students of sociology, political science...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Annihilation and Utopia (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 8)

    By Errol E. Harris

    Originally published in 1966. The main purpose of this book is not philosophical speculation, but to draw the obvious conclusions from political and historical facts about the prospects and methods of human political survival. The central theme is developed in the context of problems which cause...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Study of Comparative Government and Politics (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 10)

    By Gunnar Heckscher

    Originally published in 1957, the first part of the book discusses the general problems of approach, classification, typology and terminology, and examines ancillary fields of study and the methods of teaching comparative government. Part Two is concerned with studies of particular areas,...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  10. On Justifying Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 11)

    By William Nelson

    This book analyzes and assesses theories of democracy emanating from studies in a variety of disciplines, and proposes answers to a wide range of questions in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of law and democratic theory. Taken together, these answers constitute the basis for a theory...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge