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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought


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This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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Citizenship in the Globalised World

Citizenship in the Globalised World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Christine Hobden
May 04, 2021

This book presents a globally-oriented, state-based conception of citizenship. It responds to both the increasing polarization between nationalists and those who view themselves as citizens of the world, and the expanding responsibility gap between states that perpetuate global injustices and the ...

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science The Lost Heritage

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science: The Lost Heritage

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Peter Sohlberg
March 31, 2021

An understanding of the complex consequences of social processes and social design activities necessitates a holistic systemic perspective, systematised in the classic structural-functional research tradition, which is presented in Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science. In contrast to ...

Nationalism, Inequality and England’s Political Predicament

Nationalism, Inequality and England’s Political Predicament

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Charles Leddy-Owen
March 31, 2021

Based on fine-grained ethnographic research in an English city, this book offers a highly original perspective on England’s contemporary political predicament. It argues that some of the most influential academic accounts of the country's current political situation, particularly those focusing on ...

Critical Rationalism and the Theory of Society Critical Rationalism and the Open Society Volume 1

Critical Rationalism and the Theory of Society: Critical Rationalism and the Open Society Volume 1

1st Edition

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By Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti
March 09, 2021

Investigating Karl Popper’s philosophy of critical rationalism, Critical Rationalism and the Theory of Society, Volume 1, explores a non-justificationist conception of critical reason and its fundamental outcomes for the theory of society. Through a set of fundamental contributions to epistemology...

Accumulating Capital Today Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies

Accumulating Capital Today: Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Marlène Benquet, Théo Bourgeron
December 31, 2020

This book explores the renewal of forms of capital accumulation and the institutions that shape it. It focuses on three main sources of accumulation: the extraction of profit through labor and the commodification of nature, financial speculation and the ways in which profit is converted into wealth...

From Hitler to Codreanu The Ideology of Fascist Leaders

From Hitler to Codreanu: The Ideology of Fascist Leaders

1st Edition

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By Carlos Manuel Martins
December 31, 2020

This book examines fascist ideology in seven leaders of parties and movements in the interwar period. It makes use of the conceptual morphological approach, focused on core and adjacent concepts, as well as on the interlinkages between them. With such an approach, the book seeks to offer an ...

The Fascist Temptation Creating a Political Community of Experience

The Fascist Temptation: Creating a Political Community of Experience

1st Edition

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By David Ohana
December 31, 2020

This book posits new a theory of fascism as a radical political community of experience. The author engages with a range of thinkers both critical of and inspiring fascism including Walter Benjamin, Albert Camus, Ernst Jünger, Carl Schmitt, Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger. This book will ...

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy Beyond Kantian Constructivism

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy: Beyond Kantian Constructivism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By James Gledhill, Sebastian Stein
December 18, 2020

While Kantian constructivism has become one of the most influential and systematic schools of thought in analytic moral and political philosophy, Hegelian approaches to practical normativity hold out the promise of building upon Kantian insights into individual self-determination while avoiding ...

The Politics of Well-Being Towards a More Ethical World

The Politics of Well-Being: Towards a More Ethical World

1st Edition

By Anthony M. Clohesy
November 12, 2020

The Politics of Well-Being argues that the relationship between well-being and ethical life has been overlooked. The more specific argument of the book is that ethical life requires political engagement, and the emergence of a society committed to critical thinking. It is argued that these ...

The Individual After Modernity A Sociological Perspective

The Individual After Modernity: A Sociological Perspective

1st Edition

By Mira Marody
October 30, 2020

Moving beyond the individualisation paradigm in sociological theory, this book develops an approach to the analysis of human activities and the social phenomena produced by them that centres on the processes that generate coordinated behaviours among individuals. Emphasising the relational and ...

Political Correctness: A Sociocultural Black Hole

Political Correctness: A Sociocultural Black Hole

1st Edition

By Thomas Tsakalakis
October 16, 2020

This book explores the nature of political correctness as but one of the faces of today’s widespread sociocultural hypocrisy; it is a critique of a phenomenon that constitutes a threat to the Enlightenment hope that humanity might one day achieve maturity. The author identifies political ...

Stupidity in Politics Its Unavoidability and Potential

Stupidity in Politics: Its Unavoidability and Potential

1st Edition

By Nobutaka Otobe
October 12, 2020

Stupidity permeates our perception and practice of politics. We frequently accuse politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, voters, "elites," and "the masses" for their stupidities. In fact, it is not only "populist politicians," "sensational journalism," and "uneducated voters" who are accused of ...

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