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Religious Pluralism and Political Stability Obligations in Agreement

Religious Pluralism and Political Stability: Obligations in Agreement

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By David Golemboski
July 22, 2022

This book argues that the principles and institutions of political liberalism are necessary conditions for achieving reliable stability amid conditions of pluralism. Only a political system of this sort can bring citizens’ moral, religious, and political loyalties into robust agreement. Through an ...

The Legitimacy of Modern Democracy A Study on the Political Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Hans Kelsen

The Legitimacy of Modern Democracy: A Study on the Political Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Hans Kelsen

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Pedro T. Magalhães
June 30, 2022

By re-examining the political thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Hans Kelsen, this book offers a reflection on the nature of modern democracy and the question of its legitimacy. Pedro T. Magalhães shows that present-day elitist, populist and pluralist accounts of democracy owe, in diverse and ...

Legislative Deliberative Democracy Debating Acts Restricting Freedom of Speech during War

Legislative Deliberative Democracy: Debating Acts Restricting Freedom of Speech during War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Avichai Levit
May 30, 2022

Freedom of speech is a basic right in a democracy. During war, however, national legislatures tend to enact laws that restrict this basic right. Under what circumstances can such laws be democratically legitimate? Avichai Levit argues that the degree of democratic legitimacy of laws that restrict ...

Democracy, the Courts, and the Liberal State A Comparative Analysis of American and German Constitutionalism

Democracy, the Courts, and the Liberal State: A Comparative Analysis of American and German Constitutionalism

1st Edition

By David Miles
May 06, 2022

Reformulating a problem of both constitutionalism and liberalism discussed in the works of Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde, Hannah Arendt, and Alexis de Tocqueville, the book examines one generally overlooked manifestation of constitutionalism: the role of the courts in shaping democratic politics and ...

On the Politics of Kinship

On the Politics of Kinship

1st Edition

By Hannes Charen
March 16, 2022

In this book, Hannes Charen presents an alternative examination of kinship structures in political theory. Employing a radically transdisciplinary approach, On the Politics of Kinship is structured in a series of six theoretical vignettes or frames. Each chapter frames a figure, aspect, or ...

On Biopolitics An Inquiry into Nature and Language

On Biopolitics: An Inquiry into Nature and Language

1st Edition

By Marco Piasentier
February 02, 2022

In On Biopolitics, Marco Piasentier discusses one of the most persistent questions in biopolitical theory – the divide between nature and language – and attempts to redraw the conceptual map which has traditionally defined the permissible paths to address this question. Taking his cue from Foucault...

Confucian Sentimental Representation A New Approach to Confucian Democracy

Confucian Sentimental Representation: A New Approach to Confucian Democracy

1st Edition

By Kwon Kyung Rok
January 07, 2022

Kwon conceptualizes a unique mode of political representation in East Asian society, which derives its moral foundation from Confucian virtue politics. Contemporary East Asian societies understand democracy differently than Western societies do. Even citizens in consolidated democracies such as ...

The Ideology of Political Reactionaries

The Ideology of Political Reactionaries

1st Edition

By Richard Shorten
December 31, 2021

The Ideology of Political Reactionaries offers a new perspective on the beliefs reactionaries share, presenting a theory of reactionary ideology in the process. Rather than taking self-contradictions in the reactionary imagination as a reason for diminishment, complexity is taken as a challenge. ...

Utilitarianism in the Early American Republic

Utilitarianism in the Early American Republic

1st Edition

By James E. Crimmins
November 26, 2021

In Utilitarianism in the Early American Republic James E. Crimmins provides a fresh perspective on the history of antebellum American political thought. Based on a broad-ranging study of the dissemination and reception of utilitarian ideas in the areas of constitutional politics, law education, law...

Eric Voegelin’s Political Readings From the Ancient Greeks to Modern Times

Eric Voegelin’s Political Readings: From the Ancient Greeks to Modern Times

1st Edition

Edited By Bernat Torres, Josep Monserrat Molas
July 23, 2021

Eric Voegelin’s Political Readings fills a critical void by providing an original approach to studying the work of Eric Voegelin, one of the major political philosophers of the twenty-first century. Across six chapters, experts guide the reader from classical to modern times presenting six ...

Love and Politics Persistent Human Desires as a Foundation for Liberation

Love and Politics: Persistent Human Desires as a Foundation for Liberation

1st Edition

By Jeffery L. Nicholas
June 08, 2021

In, Love and Politics Jeffery L. Nicholas argues that Eros is the final rejection of an alienated life, in which humans are prevented from developing their human powers; Eros, in contrast, is an overflowing of acting into new realities and new beauties, a world in which human beings extend their ...

Liberal Progressivism Politics and Class in the Age of Neoliberalism and Climate Change

Liberal Progressivism: Politics and Class in the Age of Neoliberalism and Climate Change

1st Edition

By Gordon Hak
May 21, 2021

In Liberal Progressivism, Gordon Hak makes the case for the value of theory and philosophy in understanding the day-to-day political realm of elections, politicians, scandals, fund-raising, and law-making. Running through the book is the big question of how political attitudes and actions are ...

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