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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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Max Weber's Sociology of Civilizations: A Reconstruction

Max Weber's Sociology of Civilizations: A Reconstruction

1st Edition

By Stephen Kalberg
July 30, 2021

This volume examines civilizations through the broad lens articulated by the works of Max Weber. In focusing upon his comparative-historical mode of analysis and his causal explanations for the sources, contours, and trajectories of civilizations, this study reconstructs Weber’s sociology in a ...

Critical Theory and New Materialisms

Critical Theory and New Materialisms

1st Edition

Edited By Hartmut Rosa, Christoph Henning, Arthur Bueno
June 15, 2021

Bringing together authors from two intellectual traditions that have, so far, generally developed independently of one another – critical theory and new materialism – this book addresses the fundamental differences and potential connections that exist between these two schools of thought. With a ...

Citizenship in a Globalised World

Citizenship in a Globalised World

1st Edition

By Christine Hobden
June 11, 2021

What does it mean to be a citizen of a democracy today? This book challenges us to re- evaluate and ultimately reorient our state- based conception of democratic citizenship in order to meaningfully account for the context in which it is lived: a globalised, deeply interconnected, and deeply unjust...

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science The Lost Heritage

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science: The Lost Heritage

1st Edition

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

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

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

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

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

By David Ohana
December 31, 2020

This book posits a new 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 ...

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy Beyond Kantian Constructivism

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy: Beyond Kantian Constructivism

1st Edition

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 ...

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