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Major Works: Political Theory

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 100 new and published major works in the subject of Political Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

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.

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  1. The Communist Ideal in Hegel and Marx (RLE Marxism)

    By David MacGregor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    One reader has called this study, first published in 1984, ‘easily the best book on the relation of Hegel to Marx’. With spirited argument, MacGregor demonstrates that Hegelian logic suited Marx’s purpose so well because it already contained the unique elements that later appeared in Marx’s social...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Marxism's Retreat from Africa (RLE Marxism)

    Edited by Arnold Hughes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    The collapse of Marxism in much of the Third World as well as Europe was so sudden and spectacular that it is hard to believe that in the space of seven years The Journal of Communist Studies could bring out special issues both on the creation of ‘Military Marxist Regimes in Africa’, and on their...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Karl Marx: Man and Fighter (RLE Marxism)

    By Boris Nicolaievsky, Otto Maenchen-Helfen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    Strife has raged about Karl Marx for decades, and never had it been so embittered as at the time of this book’s first publication, 1936. Marx had impressed his image on the time as not other had done. To some he was – and still is – a fiend, the arch-enemy of human civilisation, and the prince of...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Jameson, Althusser, Marx (RLE Marxism)

    An Introduction to 'The Political Unconscious'

    By William C. Dowling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    Frederic Jameson is widely regarded as one of the most original and influential Marxist critics of the last decades. His most controversial work, The Political Unconscious, had an enormous impact on literary criticism and cultural studies. In Jameson, Althusser, Marx, first published in 1984,...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This is Laski’s most important book after A Grammar of Politics. It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Works of Harold J. Laski

    By Harold Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This set comprises works spanning Laski's career as a political thinker and the volumes re-issued here examine the questions of how government might be made more open and accountable and how the broad-based properity necessary to democracy might be assured. These remain central questions for both...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    An influential study of political power, originally published in 1917. Laski's theoretical ideas are elaborated through examples drawn from political and religious movements, such as the Catholic Revival and the creation of the German Empire. He concludes that the state is not a supreme entity; it...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Authority in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    As a sequel to Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty, this volume, originally published in 1919, expands Laski’s pluralist doctrine of the state, (using France as its reference) but covers rather broader ground, since its main object is to insist that the problem of sovereignty is only a...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Foundations of Sovereignty (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    And Other Essays

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This influential study, originally published in 1921, develops aspects of Laski's theory of the state, ideas he introduced in his first important publication, Authority in the Modern State (1919). According to Laski, the state is not a supreme entity; it is one association among many that must...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Grammar of Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    Laski’s magnum opus, this volume outlines the history and functions of state institutions which (in the author’s view) are desirable for the effective functioning of a democracy. Topics discussed include: The necessity of government; state and society; rights and power; liberty and equality;...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge